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Bilodeau History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The name Bilodeau is an old Breton name. It comes from when the family lived in Brittany, where the family had settled in a seigniory which dates back to 1450.

Early Origins of the Bilodeau family


The surname Bilodeau was first found in Brittany, where the family had settled in a seigniory which dates back to 1450.

Early History of the Bilodeau family


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Bilodeau Spelling Variations


French surnames were subject to numerous spelling alterations depending on the region and time it was used. The early development of the French language relied heavily on borrowing elements and grammar from other languages. For example, Old French was infused with Germanic words and sounds when barbarian tribes invaded and settled in France after the fall of the Roman Empire. Middle French also borrowed heavily from the Italian language during the Renaissance. As a result of these linguistic and cultural influences, the name Bilodeau is distinguished by a number of regional variations. The many spelling variations of the name include Billot, Billotte, Billotet, Billotey, Billod, Bilodeau, Bilaudeau, Bilodel, Bilaudel, Bilodelle, Bilaudelle, Billaud, Billaux, Billaut, Billeau, Billeaux, Bilhaut and many more.

Early Notables of the Bilodeau family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Bilodeau family to the New World and Oceana


In 1643, 109 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 people in Quebec. Migration was slow. The fur trade attracted migrants, both noble and commoner. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the same year the French Acadian presence in the Maritimes had reached 500. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The family name Bilodeau has made many distinguished contributions in France and New France to the world of science, culture, religion, and education. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Bilodeau were

Bilodeau Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • S. Bilodeau, aged 61, who arrived in America, in 1892

Bilodeau Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Peter Bilodeau, aged 31, who arrived in America from Bermuda, in 1903
  • Maria Angelina Bilodeau, aged 23, who arrived in Haverhill, Massachusetts, in 1919
  • Wellie Bilodeau, aged 32, who arrived in America from Paris, France, in 1919
  • George N. Bilodeau, aged 22, who arrived in America, in 1920
  • Mathilde Bilodeau, aged 51, who arrived in Emiston, Illinois, in 1922

Bilodeau Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Jean Bilodeau, who married Élisabeth Lehoux in Ste-Famille in 1682

Bilodeau Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Jacques Bilodeau, who married Marie-Françoise Paquet in Beaumont, Quebec in 1721

Contemporary Notables of the name Bilodeau (post 1700)


  • Cass Bauer Bilodeau (b. 1972), retired American collegiate and professional basketball player
  • Jacques Bilodeau, former Canadian diplomat
  • Joseph Bilodeau, Canadian politician and a one-term Member of the Legislative Assembly of Quebec
  • Jacynthe Millette Bilodeau (b. 1979), Canadian pop singer
  • Yvon Bilodeau (b. 1951), retired Canadian professional ice hockey player
  • J.A. Bilodeau (1883-1961), Canadian businessman and local politician
  • Gilles Bilodeau (1955-2008), Canadian professional ice hockey player
  • Vincent Bilodeau (b. 1951), French Canadian actor and comedian
  • Brent Bilodeau (b. 1973), retired Canadian ice hockey defenseman
  • Alexandre Bilodeau (b. 1987), Canadian freestyle skier
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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