The surname Badaud is a local type of surname; it is derived from the local geography near where the original bearer lived or held land. Old records show the name Badaud was derived from the Old French word bad, which meant "open." The original bearer, therefore, lived in open land. The verb "badar" is from the "occitan" dialect of Old French, found in the southeast of France.
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