The ancestors of the Audrieu family brought their name to England
in the wave of migration after the Norman Conquest
of 1066. They lived in an area called Audrieu in Normandy
. Guillaume de Audrieu resided in that area, in addition to holding lands in the canton of Tilly-Sur Seulles, near Caen, Normandy.
Early Origins of the Audrieu family
The surname Audrieu was first found in Durham
where Guillaume de Audrieu held lands in addition to his lands in the canton of Tilly-Sur Seulles, near Caen in Normandy
. In 1083 William also held lands in Wiltshire.
Early History of the Audrieu family
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Audrieu Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred
years the English language had no fixed system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations
occurred commonly in Anglo Norman surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Audrieu were recorded, including Aldrey, Aldrie, Aldri, Audrieu and others.
Early Notables of the Audrieu family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Audrieu family to the New World and Oceana
The unstable environment in England
at this time caused numerous families to board ships and leave in search of opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad in places like Ireland
, and particularly the New World. The voyage was extremely difficult, however, and only taken at great expense. The cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels caused many to arrive diseased and starving, not to mention destitute from the enormous cost. Still opportunity in the emerging nations of Canada and the United States was far greater than at home and many went on to make important contributions to the cultures of their adopted countries. An examination of many early immigration records reveals that people bearing the name Audrieu arrived in North America very early:
Audrieu Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Joseph Audrieu, who settled in Louisiana in 1756