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Ballou 1
Type Surname
Usage English

Meaning & History

Not available.
Added 9/9/2015 by anonymous
Edited 4/11/2021 by Frollein Gladys and Sofia

Ballou 2
Type Surname (from given name)
Pronounced Pron. BAH-LOO(French)  [key]
Other Forms FormsBallou, Balleux, Balleu, Bal, Balle, Ball, Balard, Balart, Baland, Balland, Balet, Ballet, Ballot, Balot, Ballon, Balon, etc.

Meaning & History

The Ballou name comes from that Medieval landscape of northwestern France known as Brittany. The name Ballou was originally derived from the family having lived in Brittany, where this distinguished family was established from ancient times. The name has also been associated with Haitian and Caribbean cultures such as Martinique, Guadalupe, and others in the French West Indies-French Antilles. Haitian last names are mainly derived from French, with some Latin influence and a number of imports from other countries, especially Spanish- and English-speaking countries.

Changes of spelling have occurred in most surnames. The earliest explanation is that during the early development of the French language, names were not yet fixed in spelling.
Added 10/23/2019 by anonymous
Edited 3/3/2020 by Mike C and widowson357