Updated June 9, 2019

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Family name origins & meanings

  • French : diminutive of Baillarger, a metonymic occupational name for a cereal farmer, from baillarge, a type of barley. Some branches of the family in North America have adopted the names Roe or Rowe as an English equivalent.
  • A bearer of the name from the Angoumois region of France was documented in Trois Rivières, Quebec, in 1650.