Audette History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Noble surnames, such as Audette, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the French people. The original bearer of the name Audette, 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 Audette family derived their surname from the name of the city of Audeville in Savoie.

Early Origins of the Audette family

The surname Audette 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. [1]

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. [2]

Early History of the Audette family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Audette research. Another 268 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1344, 1438, and 1808 are included under the topic Early Audette History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Audette 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 Audette family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Audette Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Audette migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Audette Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Helen Audette, aged 27, who settled in Esseg Fells, NJ, in 1917
  • Louis Audette, aged 30, who immigrated to Esseg Fells, NJ, in 1917
  • Marion Audette, aged 30, who settled in Washington, D.C., in 1921

Contemporary Notables of the name Audette (post 1700) +

  • Sparky Audette (b. 1980), American professional golfer
  • Donna M. Audette, American politician, Workers League Candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1988 [3]
  • Michèle Taïna Audette (b. 1971), Canadian politician and Native Canadian activist from Wabush, Labrador, Associate Deputy Minister at the Ministry of Relations with Citizens and Immigration Quebec government (2004-2008)
  • Yvonne Audette (b. 1930), Australian abstract artist
  • Julien Joseph Audette (1914-1989), Canadian aviator who pioneered the art of soaring
  • Donald Audette (b. 1969), Canadian retired professional NHL ice hockey forward who played from 1989 to 2004
  • Louis de la Chesnaye Audette OC (1907-1995), Canadian lawyer, soldier, and civil servant made an Officer of the Order of Canada in 1974
  • Imogene Audette Burkhart (1925-2006), birth name of Jean Byron, an American film, television, and stage actress born in Paducah, Kentucky, best known for the role of Natalie Lane, Patty Lane's mother in The Patty Duke Show


  1. ^ Dionne, N.-E., Les Canadiens-Francais Origine Des Familles. Baltimore: Geneological Publishing Company, 1969. Print
  2. ^ Olivier, Reginald L. Your Ancient Canadian Family Ties. Logan: The Everton Publishers, Inc., P.O. Box 368, 1972. Print
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 28) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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