Audain History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Noble surnames, such as Audain, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the French people. The original bearer of the name Audain, which is a local surname, once lived, held land, or was born in the beautiful region of Savoie. In France, hereditary surnames were adopted according to fairly general rules and during the late Middle Ages, names that were derived from localities became increasingly widespread. Local names originally denoted the proprietorship of the village or estate. The Audain family derived their surname from the name of the city of Audeville in Savoie.
Early Origins of the Audain family
The surname Audain was first found in Savoy (French: Savoie) in the Rhône-Alpes region of the French Alps. The Odette variant probably originated in D'Audeville in the commune de Loiret, arrondisement of Pithiviers. 
Princess Odette is the White Swan, the lead ballerina role in Tchaikovsky's famous Swan Lake.
Nicolas Audet travelled from France to Canada around the middle of the 17th century. He worked as a porter for Mgr. de Laval. After settling in Quebec he married Madeleine Despres on 15th September 1670. They had twelve children and remained together in Quebec until Nicolas passed away at l'île-d'Orléans in 1700. 
Early History of the Audain family
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Audain Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Audet, Audey, Auday, Audé, Audaie, Audais, Auddet, Auddey, Audday, Auddé, Auddaie, Auddais, Odet, Oday, Odé, Odaie, Odais, Oddey, Oddet, Odday, Oddé, Oddaie and many more.
Early Notables of the Audain family (pre 1700)
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| Audain migration to the United States ||+|
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Audain Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- John Audain, aged 64, who landed in Maryland in 1812 
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