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The notable Baudin family arose among the Cornish People, a race with a rich Celtic heritage and an indomitable fighting spirit who inhabited the southwest of England. While surnames were well-known during the English medieval period, Cornish People originally used only a single name. The way in which hereditary surnames came into common use is interesting. As the population of medieval Europe multiplied, people began to assume an extra name to avoid confusion and to further identify themselves. Under the Feudal System of government, surnames evolved and they often reflected life on the manor and in the field. Patronymic surnames were derived from given names and were the predominant type of surname among the Celtic peoples of Britain. However, the people of Cornwall provide a surprising exception to this rule, and patronymic surnames are less common among them than other people of Celtic stock, such as their Welsh neighbors. This is due to the greater influence of English bureaucracy and naming practices in Cornwall at the time that surnames first arose. This type of surname blended perfectly with the prevailing Feudal System. One feature that is occasionally found in Cornish surnames of this type is the suffix -oe or -ow; this is derived from the Cornish plural suffix -ow. is a patronymic surname that came from the ancient Germanic personal name Baldwin. Interestingly, the name Baudin was originally derived from the words bald, meaning bold, and wine, meaning friend or protector.

Baudin Early Origins



The surname Baudin was first found in Cornwall, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Baudin Spelling Variations


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Baudin Spelling Variations



Cornish surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. The frequent changes in surnames are due to the fact that the Old and Middle English languages lacked definite spelling rules. The official court languages, which were Latin and French, were also influential on the spelling of a surname. Since the spelling of surnames was rarely consistent in medieval times, and scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded rather than adhering to any specific spelling rules, it was common to find the same individual referred to with different spellings of their surname in the ancient chronicles. Moreover, a large number of foreign names were brought into England, which accelerated and accentuated the alterations to the spelling of various surnames. Lastly, spelling variations often resulted from the linguistic differences between the people of Cornwall and the rest of England. The Cornish spoke a unique Brythonic Celtic language which was first recorded in written documents during the 10th century. However, they became increasingly Anglicized, and Cornish became extinct as a spoken language in 1777, although it has been revived by Cornish patriots in the modern era. The name has been spelled Bawden, Bawdin, Bawdewen, Bawdwin, Bawdewyn, Baudin and many more.

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Baudin Early History


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Baudin Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Baudin research. Another 119 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1563 and 1632 are included under the topic Early Baudin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Baudin Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Baudin Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the family at this time was Father William Bawden (1563-1632), who was an English Jesuit and schoolmaster who was implicated in the Gunpowder plot. He...

Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Baudin Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



An examination into the immigration and passenger lists has discovered a number of people bearing the name Baudin:

Baudin Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Jacques Baudin settled in Louisiana in 1756
  • Theo Baudin settled in Philadelphia in 1794
  • Theo H. Baudin settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1794

Baudin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Jean Laurens Baudin, who arrived in Louisiana in 1805
  • Barthelemy Baudin, who landed in New York NY in 1837
  • Frantz Baudin, aged 29, arrived in New York in 1849
  • E. N. Baudin settled in Philadelphia in 1857
  • Emd. Nicholas Baudin settled in Philadelphia in 1857
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Baudin Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Joseph Baudin, son of Pierre and Marie-Anne Aupry married Catherine Mesnil of Québec, daughter of Jean-Baptiste and Catherine Babeu in 1749 and married again Louise Trivaret of Québec in 1766 at St-Phillippe de Laprairie
  • François Baudin married Louise Roy of Québec in 1767

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    2. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    3. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    4. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    7. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    8. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    9. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    10. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    11. ...

    The Baudin Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Baudin Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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