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 Audouin family derived their surname from the name of the city of Audeville in Savoie.
Early Origins of the Audouin family
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Early History of the Audouin family
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Audouin 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 Audouin family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Audouin family to the New World and Oceana
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Audouin Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Audouin (post 1700)
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