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Where did the French Boddrie family come from? What is the French Boddrie family crest and coat of arms? When did the Boddrie family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Boddrie family history?

The origins of the name Boddrie belongs to a very particular southern region that was once known as Languedoc. The name is derived from the ancient Norman personal name Baldric.

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History has changed the spelling of most surnames. During the early development of the French language in the Middle Ages, a person gave his version of his name, phonetically, to a scribe, a priest, or a recorder. Some variables were adopted by different branches of the family name. Hence, there spelling variations of the name Boddrie, some of which include Beaudry, Beaudri, Beaudrie, Beaudris, Beauddry, Beauddri, Beauddrie, Beauddris, Bodry, Bodri, Bodrie, Bodris, Boddry, Boddri, Boddrie, Boddris, Baudry, Baudri, Baudrie, Baudris, Bauddry, Bauddri, Bauddrie, Bauddris, Beudry, Beudri, Beudrie, Beudris, Beuddry, Beuddri, Beuddrie and many more.

First found in Normandy (French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy, where the family held a family seat since ancient times.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Boddrie research. Another 231 words(16 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Boddrie History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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More information is included under the topic Early Boddrie Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Immigration to New France was slow; therefore, early marriage was desperately encouraged amongst the immigrants. The fur trade attracted migrants, both noble and commoner. 15,000 explorers left Montreal in the late 17th and 18th centuries. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the same year the Acadian presence in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island had reached 500. In 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England and were deported to Louisiana. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The distinguished family name Boddrie has made significant contributions to the culture, arts, sciences and religion of France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Boddrie were Pindence Beaudry who settled in San Francisco in 1850; Pierre Baudry who settled in Virginia in 1700; Louis Baudry, son of Toussaint and Françoise Archambault, who married Catherine Picard in 1720 and married again Marguerite Lacombe, daughter of Jean and Marie Millet in 1728.

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The Boddrie Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Boddrie Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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