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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • French : from a short form of the personal name Robillard, a derivative of Robert.
  • French : from the Germanic personal name Bilhard, composed of the elements bil ‘sword’ + hard ‘brave’, ‘hardy’, ‘strong’. The spelling has been influenced by Old French bille ‘piece of wood’, ‘stick’. Compare Billet 2.

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