, originally Armorica in ancient times, where the family has been a prominent family for centuries, and held a
with lands and manor. The family were well established in the region of Dol and several members of the family distinguished themselves through their contributions toward the community in which they lived and were rewarded with lands, titles and letters patent confirming their nobility.
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of this family name include: Geillart, Gaillard, Gaillart, Gaillet, Geyard, Gayart, Gaillou, Gailhard, Gaillardet, Gaillardot, Gaillardon, Gaillot, Gaillochet and many more.
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Jean Gaillarbois, who came to Quebec in 1647; Leonard Gaillard, his wife Marguerite Mansou and their eight children, who all came from Lyon to New France between the years 1632 adn 1760.