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Type Surname (from given name)
Pronounced Pron. BIL-ərd(English) BIL-ard(English)  [key]
Other Forms FormsRobillard, Bilhard, Billet

Meaning & History

From a short form of the personal name Robillard, a derivative of Robert.
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’. See also Billet.
Added 7/27/2015 by m4yb3_daijirou
Edited 12/23/2022 by Mike C and LMS