Of all the French names to come from that northwestern peninsula of France known as Brittany
, Badaire is one of the most ancient. The name is a result of the original family having lived in Brittany, where this ancient family was well established in the Middle Ages.
Early Origins of the Badaire family
The surname Badaire was first found in Brittany
, where this ancient family was well established in the Middle Ages.
Early History of the Badaire family
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Badaire Spelling Variations
Changes of spelling have occurred in most surnames. The earliest explanation is that during the early development of the French language, names were not yet fixed in spelling. Usually a person gave his version of his name, phonetically, to a scribe, a priest, or a recorder. This depended on accent, and local
accents frequently changed the spelling of a name. Some variables were adopted by different branches of the family name. Hence, there are some spelling variations
of the name Badaire, including Badier, Badière, Badaire, Bad and others.
Early Notables of the Badaire family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Badaire family to the New World and Oceana
In 1643, 109 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 people in Quebec. Migration was slow. The fur trade attracted migrants, both noble and commoner. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the same year the French Acadian presence in the Maritimes had reached 500. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The family name Badaire has made many distinguished contributions in France and New France to the world of science, culture, religion, and education. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Badaire were J.B. Badière, who was established at the age of 24; in New Orleans in 1820.