Noble surnames, such as Audet, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the French people. The original bearer of the name Audet, 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 Audet family derived their surname from the name of the city of Audeville in Savoie.
Early Origins of the Audet family
The surname Audet 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. CITATION[CLOSE]
Dionne, N.-E., Les Canadiens-Francais Origine Des Familles. Baltimore: Geneological Publishing Company, 1969. Print
Princess Odette is the White Swan, the lead ballerina role in Tchaikovsky's famous Swan Lake.
Early History of the Audet family
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Audet 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 Audet family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Audet family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Audet Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
- Nicolas Audet, son of Innocent and Vincente Reine de Poitiers married Madeleine Després, daughter of François and Madeleine Legrand de Paris at Sainte-Famille in 1670
- Nicolas Audet, son of Nicolas and Magdelaine Després married Marie-Louise Chabot, daughter of Mathurin and Marie Mésange at Saint-Laurent in 1697
Audet Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
- Jean-Baptiste Audet, son of Jean-Baptiste and Marie Goutbout married Catherine Rondeau, daughter of Etienne and Marie-Louise Mauraux at Saint-Jean in 1732
Contemporary Notables of the name Audet (post 1700)
- Earl Audet (1921-2002), American football offensive lineman
- Henry Audet, American Democrat politician, Candidate for New Hampshire State House of Representatives from Concord 6th Ward, 1938 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 28) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
- Aurèle Audet (1920-2015), Canadian politician, Member of the National Assembly of Quebec for Abitibi-Ouest (1970-1973)
- Michel Audet (b. 1940), Canadian economist and a politician in Quebec, Canada
- Jean-Paul Audet (1918-1993), French Canadian academic and philosopher
- Antoine Audet (1846-1915), French Canadian politician in Quebec, Canada
- Alexandre Audet (b. 1979), former Quebec Major Junior Hockey League ice hockey player
- Richard Joseph Audet, Canadian fighter pilot and flying ace in the Royal Canadian Air Force, during World War II, credited with 10½ aerial victories