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

The origins of the name Bodri 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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One can encounter great variation in the spelling of French surnames; in part, as spelling, and the spelling names was not yet standardized during the early development of the written French language. Later, there was much branching and movement of families, and spellings would change according to region. Variations of the name Bodri 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 Bodri research. Another 231 words(16 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bodri History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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

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In 1643, 109 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 people in Quebec. Migration was slow. The fur trade attracted migrants, both noble and commoner. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the same year the French Acadian presence in the Maritimes had reached 500. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The family name Bodri has made many distinguished contributions in France and New France to the world of science, culture, religion, and education. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Bodri 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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  2. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
  3. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  5. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
  6. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
  7. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
  8. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
  9. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
  10. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
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The Bodri Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bodri 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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