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Bisaillon History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The French name Bisaillon was first used in the province of Auvergne. It was a name for someone who lived in Auvergne.

Early Origins of the Bisaillon family

The surname Bisaillon was first found in Auvergne, a historic province in south central France.

Early History of the Bisaillon family

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Bisaillon Spelling Variations

The many different spellings of French surnames can be partially explained by the use of local dialects and by the influence of other languages during the early development of the French language. As a result of these linguistic and cultural influences, the name Bisaillon is distinguished by a number of regional variations. The many spelling variations of the name include Bisaillon, Bisailon and others.

Early Notables of the Bisaillon family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the family was many immigrants from France who were prominent in Canada. Arthur Bisaillon was a hero in Montreal as one of the town firemen; Bernard Bisaillon was a carpenter in the town of Laprairie, where many individuals with the heritage immigrated. Another Bisaillon...
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Migration of the Bisaillon family to the New World and Oceana

French settlers came early to North American, following in the wake of the explorers, and creating New France. Quebec City, founded in 1608 by Samuel de Champlain is said to have been the first American site founded as a permanent settlement, rather than as just a commercial outpost. But emigration was slow, in 1643, 109 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 French people in Quebec, and by 1663, when the region was officially made The Royal Colony of New France, by Louis XIV, there still only around 500 settlers. Over 2,000 would arrive during the next decade. Early marriage was desperately encouraged amongst the immigrants. Youths of 18 took fourteen-year-old girls for their wives. The fur trade was developed and attracted immigrants, both noble and commoner from France. By 1675, there were around 7000 French in the colony, and by that same year the Acadian presence in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island had reached 500. In 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England and were deported to Louisiana. Despite the loss of the Colony to England, the French people flourished in Lower Canada. Among settlers to North America of the Bisaillon surname were

Bisaillon Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Etienne Bisaillon is recorded as having been shot by the Iroquois at the end of the 17th century

Bisaillon Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Etienne Bisaillon was married in America in 1719 and his wife bore seven children

Bisaillon Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Benoît Bisaillon, a traveler born in 1663 who lived in Laprairie
  • Etienne Bisaillon of St. Jean D'Aubrigoux (a town in Auvergne), who immigrated to Canada and was married in 1685 in Laprairie, Quebec

Bisaillon Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • François Bisaillon also settled in Laprairie in 1711
  • Claude Bisaillon was married in Laprairie in 1717 and his wife bore nine children

Contemporary Notables of the name Bisaillon (post 1700)

  • Sebastien Bisaillon (b. 1986), Canadian ice hockey defenceman
  • J Guy Bisaillon, Canadian banker, Senior Vice-President (Quebec) for the bank of Nova Scotia (1987-)
  • Hector Bisaillon, Canadian executive, president of the Montreal Canadiens hockey club (1910-1913)

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