The name Baudoin originated during the Dark Ages in France, in that southern region known as Languedoc
. This family name is derived from the Germanic personal name
Baldwin, which is composed of the elements bald, which means bold or brave and wine, which means friend.
Early Origins of the Baudoin family
The surname Baudoin was first found in Brittany
where the family held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Baudoin family
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Baudoin Spelling Variations
History has changed the spelling of most surnames. During the early development of the French language in the Middle Ages, a person gave his version of his name, phonetically, to a scribe, a priest, or a recorder. Some variables were adopted by different branches of the family name. Hence, there spelling variations
of the name Baudoin, some of which include Beaudoin, Beaudoins, Beaudouin, Beauduin, Beauduoin, Beaudiun, Beauddoin, Beauddoins, Beauddouin, Beaudduin, Beaudduoin, Beauddiun, Bodoin, Bodoins, Bodouin, Boduin, Boduoin, Bodiun, Boddoin, Boddoyn, Boddoins, Boddouin, Bodduin, Bodduoin, Boddiun, Baudoin, Baudoins, Baudouin, Bauduoin, Baudiun, Bauddoin, Bauddoins, Bauddouin, Baudduin, Baudduoin, Bauddiun, Beudoin, Beudoins, Beudouin, Beuduin, Beuduoin, Beudiun, Beuddoin, Beuddoins and many more.
Early Notables of the Baudoin family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst this name at this time was Jean Baudoin (1662-1698), born in Nantes, France, he was ordained a priest in 1685 and traveled to New France in 1687 where he was pastor of Beaubassin in 1689. Gervais Baudouin (c.
1645 - 1700) was a French surgeon who emigrated to New... Another 51 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Baudoin Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Baudoin 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, in 1663 there were only 500, 2,000 migrants arrived during the next decade. Early marriage was desperately encouraged amongst the immigrants. Youths of 18 took fourteen-year-old girls for their wives. The fur trade was developed and attracted migrants, both noble and commoner from France. 15,000 explorers left Montreal in the late 17th and 18th centuries. Migration from France to New France or Quebec as it was now more popularly called, continued from France until it fell in 1759. 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. Meanwhile, in Quebec, the French race flourished, founding in Lower Canada, one of the two great solitudes which became Canada. Many distinguished contributions have been made by members of this family name Baudoin. It has been prominent in the arts, religion, politics and culture in France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Baudoin were
Baudoin Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Pierre Baudoin, who landed in Maine in 1686 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
Baudoin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Edward Baudoin, aged 17, who settled in New Orleans in 1823
- Elsia Baudoin, aged 9, who settled in New Orleans in 1823
- M. Baudoin, aged 45, who settled in New Orleans in 1825
Baudoin Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
- Jacques Baudoin, son of René and Marie Raclos who married Angélique Poisson, daughter of François and Marguérite Baudry in 1717
- Jean Baudoin also called Larivière who married Angélique Durand, daughter of Louis and Agnès Michel in 1725 and married again Marie-Louise Piette, daughter of Jean-Baptiste and Louise Guignard in 1728
- Joseph Baudoin, son of François and Andrée Grenet who married Catherine Bricault, daughter of Joseph and Elisabeth Archambault in 1740 at Pointe-aux-Trembles
- Jean-Baptiste Baudoin, son of Etienne-Joseph and Marguerite Poisson who married Josette Bigot-Duval, daughter of Jean-Baptiste and Céleste Turcot in 1753
Contemporary Notables of the name Baudoin (post 1700)
- Camile Baudoin (b. 1948), American guitar player from New Orleans
- Jean Baudoin (1662-1698), French missionary in New France in 1687
- Jean-Baptiste Baudoin (1831-1875), French Catholic priest and missionary in Iceland
- Edmond Baudoin (b. 1942), French artist, illustrator, and writer of sequential art and graphic novels
The Baudoin Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Ubi crux, Ibi patria
Motto Translation: Where there is a cross, there is a country.