The name Baillargé is a Norman name that is a part of the ancient legacy of the Medieval France. The proud name of Baillargé was used for a bald person. The surname Baillargé is derived from the Old Norse word bolle, and the Old English word ballede, both meaning ball. It was used as a reference to something round and smooth.
Early Origins of the Baillargé family
The surname Baillargé was first found in Normandy
(French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy
, where the family established itself in ancient times.
Early History of the Baillargé family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Baillargé research.Another 285 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1154, 1262, 1696, 1759, 1806 and 1891 are included under the topic Early Baillargé History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Baillargé Spelling Variations
Throughout the course of history most surnames have undergone changes for many reasons. During the early development of the French language, a son and father may not have chosen to spell their name the same way. Many are simple spelling changes by a person who gave his name, phonetically, to a scribe, priest, or recorder. Many names held prefixes or suffixes which became optional as they passed through the centuries, or were adopted by different branches to signify either a political or religious adherence. Hence, we have many spelling variations
of this name, Baillargé some of which are Baillargeon, Baillergeon, Baillarger, Baillerger, Baillarget, Baillerget, Baillargean, Baillergean, Baillerg, Baillargé, Baillard, Baillardel, Baillart and many more.
Early Notables of the Baillargé family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the family in this period was Pierre Baillardel de Lareinty, one of the organizers of the colonies in the West Indies and a militia officer of the... Another 29 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Baillargé Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Baillargé family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Baillargé Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
- Jean Baillargé (1726-1805) worked on reconstruction plans of the cathedral of Quebec
- François Baillargé (1759-1830), the son of Jean, studied in Paris and introduced the style of Louis XVI to Canada. He worked on the furniture and ornamentation of the cathedral, as well as on numerous other churches
- Thomas Baillargé (1791-1859), the son of François, was also well-known throughout Quebec