The name Beaudoin originated during the Dark Ages in France, in that southern region known as Languedoc
. This family name is derived from the Germanic personal name
Baldwin, which is composed of the elements bald, which means bold or brave and wine, which means friend.
Early Origins of the Beaudoin family
The surname Beaudoin was first found in Brittany
where the family held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Beaudoin family
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Beaudoin Spelling Variations
French surnames were subject to numerous spelling alterations depending on the region and time it was used. The early development of the French language relied heavily on borrowing elements and grammar from other languages. For example, Old French was infused with Germanic words and sounds when barbarian tribes invaded and settled in France after the fall of the Roman Empire
. Middle French also borrowed heavily from the Italian language during the Renaissance
. As a result of these linguistic and cultural influences, the name Beaudoin is distinguished by a number of regional variations. The many spelling variations
of the name include Beaudoin, Beaudoins, Beaudouin, Beauduin, Beauduoin, Beaudiun, Beauddoin, Beauddoins, Beauddouin, Beaudduin, Beaudduoin, Beauddiun, Bodoin, Bodoins, Bodouin, Boduin, Boduoin, Bodiun, Boddoin, Boddoyn, Boddoins, Boddouin, Bodduin, Bodduoin, Boddiun, Baudoin, Baudoins, Baudouin, Bauduoin, Baudiun, Bauddoin, Bauddoins, Bauddouin, Baudduin, Baudduoin, Bauddiun, Beudoin, Beudoins, Beudouin, Beuduin, Beuduoin, Beudiun, Beuddoin, Beuddoins and many more.
Early Notables of the Beaudoin family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst this name at this time was Jean Baudoin (1662-1698), born in Nantes, France, he was ordained a priest in 1685 and traveled to New France in 1687 where he was pastor of Beaubassin in 1689. Gervais Baudouin (c.
1645 - 1700) was a French surgeon who emigrated to New... Another 51 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Beaudoin Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Beaudoin family to the New World and Oceana
French settlers came early to North American, following in the wake of the explorers, and creating New France. Quebec City, founded in 1608 by Samuel de Champlain is said to have been the first American site founded as a permanent settlement, rather than as just a commercial outpost. But emigration was slow, in 1643, 109 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 French people in Quebec, and by 1663, when the region was officially made The Royal Colony of New France, by Louis XIV, there still only around 500 settlers. Over 2,000 would arrive during the next decade. Early marriage was desperately encouraged amongst the immigrants. Youths of 18 took fourteen-year-old girls for their wives. The fur trade was developed and attracted immigrants, both noble and commoner from France. By 1675, there were around 7000 French in the colony, and by that 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. Despite the loss of the Colony to England
, the French people flourished in Lower Canada. Among settlers to North America of the Beaudoin surname were
Beaudoin Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Andre Beaudoin, who arrived in Louisiana in 1718 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
Contemporary Notables of the name Beaudoin (post 1700)
- Paul E. Beaudoin (b. 1960), American composer, theorist and author
- Kenneth Lawrence Beaudoin (1913-1995), American poet
- Douglas Lee "Doug" Beaudoin (b. 1954), former American NFL football safety who played from 1976 to 1981
- First Lieutenant Raymond O Beaudoin (1918-1945), American soldier, awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor in 1945 for his actions in World War II, eponym of the USNS Lt. Raymond O. Beaudoin (T-AP-189)
- Aurelle Beaudoin, American Democrat politician, Member of New Hampshire State House of Representatives from Rochester 4th Ward; Elected 1938 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 13) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
- Édouard Beaudoin Jr., French archer at the 1900 and 1908 Summer Olympics
- Serge Beaudoin (b. 1952), Canadian retired professional ice hockey player
- Nic Beaudoin (b. 1976), Canadian retired professional NHL, AHL, and UHL ice hockey player
- Michelle Beaudoin (b. 1975), Canadian actress, best known for her role as Jenny Kelley in the sitcom Sabrina, the Teenage Witch
- Louise Beaudoin (b. 1945), Canadian politician, MNA for Rosemont (2008-2012)
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