Of all the French names to come from that northwestern peninsula of France known as Brittany
, Badier 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 Badier family
The surname Badier was first found in Brittany
, where this ancient family was well established in the Middle Ages.
Early History of the Badier family
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Badier Spelling Variations
French surnames were subject to numerous alterations in spelling because of the various cultural groups that inhabited specific regions. Eventually, each region possessed its own local
dialect of the French language. The early development of the French language, however, was also influenced by other languages. For example, Old French was infused with Germanic words and sounds when barbarian tribes invaded and settled in France after the fall of the Roman Empire
. Middle French also borrowed heavily from the Italian language during the Renaissance
. As a result of these linguistic and cultural influences, the name Badier is distinguished by a number of regional variations. The many spelling variations
of the name include Badier, Badière, Badaire, Bad and others.
Early Notables of the Badier family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Badier family to the New World and Oceana
By 1643 there were only about 300 people in Quebec. Since immigration was slow, early marriage was desperately encouraged amongst the immigrants. The fur trade attracted migrants, both noble and commoner. 15,000 explorers left Montreal in the late 17th and 18th centuries. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the same year the Acadian presence in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island had reached 500. In 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England
and were deported to Louisiana. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The distinguished family name Badier has made significant contributions to the culture, arts, sciences and religion of France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Badier were J.B. Badière, who was established at the age of 24; in New Orleans in 1820.
Contemporary Notables of the name Badier (post 1700)
- Walton Badier, lawyer and mandatory in New York