Noble surnames, such as Audett, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the French people. The original bearer of the name Audett, 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 Audett family derived their surname from the name of the city of Audeville in Savoie.
Early Origins of the Audett family
The surname Audett 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.
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. CITATION[CLOSE]
Olivier, Reginald L. Your Ancient Canadian Family Ties. Logan: The Everton Publishers, Inc., P.O. Box 368, 1972. Print
Early History of the Audett family
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Audett 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 Audett family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Audett family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Nicolas Audet, son of Nicolas and Magdelaine Després married Marie-Louise Chabot, daughter of Mathurin and Marie Mésange at Saint-Laurent in 1697.
Contemporary Notables of the name Audett (post 1700)
- Arthur J. Audett, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly, 1895-96; Member of New York State Senate 4th District, 1901-02 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 28) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
- Theophilius Bernard Audett, Lawyer, California
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- ^ Dionne, N.-E., Les Canadiens-Francais Origine Des Familles. Baltimore: Geneological Publishing Company, 1969. Print
- ^ Olivier, Reginald L. Your Ancient Canadian Family Ties. Logan: The Everton Publishers, Inc., P.O. Box 368, 1972. Print
- ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 28) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html