Baudoin History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

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.

By the 1400's they had branched into Maine where they spelt their name Beaudouin, and to Lorraine where they established their seat at Bozières and appear in the census lists in 1490, 1571 and 1710. During the 16th century they branched to Dauphiné and founded another branch in Lorraine where they held a family seat in 1542. In 1696, the family were confirmed in their nobility as Lords of Brittany with letters of patent, and a heraldic cap of nobility added to their coat of arms.

Jean Beaudoin, born in 1638, travelled from Tasdon, France to Montreal, Quebec. He was a member of the Seventh Squad of the Sainte-Famille Militia and was involved in several battles. Jean married Charlotte Chavin on 27th November 1663 and passed away in 1713. He was buried at Pointe-aux-Trembles, Quebec and has many descendants in Canada. [1]

Important Dates for 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...
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Baudoin migration to the United States

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 [2]
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 migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Baudoin Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
  • Jean Baudoin, son of Jacques and Madeleine, married Nathalie Landreau, daughter of Jean and Marie, in Trois-Rivières, Quebec on 12th August 1659 [3]
  • Jean Baudoin, son of Jean and Jeanne, married Marie-Charlotte Chauvin, daughter of Michel and Anne, in Montreal, Quebec on 27th November 1663 [3]
  • Gervais Baudoin, son of Gervais and Jeanne, married Anne Aubert, daughter of Claude and Jacqueline, in Quebec on 6th November 1683 [3]
  • Guillaume Baudoin, son of Jean and Marie-Charlotte, married Marie-Anne Baudreau, daughter of Urbain and Mathurine, in Montreal, Quebec on 11th November 1697 [3]
  • René Baudoin, son of Jacques and Madeleine, married Marie-Anne Begnier, daughter of Massé and Michelle, in Champlain, Quebec on 28th January 1697 [3]
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Baudoin Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Jacques Baudoin, son of Jean and Marie-Charlotte, married Marie-Marguerite Rivière, daughter of Pierre and Marie-Anne, in Repentigny, Quebec on 22nd November 1700 [3]
  • François Baudoin, son of Jean and Marie-Charlotte, married Anne-André Grenet, daughter of François and Marie, in Quebec on 12th June 1702 [3]
  • Louis Baudoin, son of Jacques and Françoise, married Angélique Le Roy, daughter of Nicolas and Marie-Madeleine, in Saint-Michel, Quebec on 16th November 1705 [3]
  • René Baudoin, son of René and Marie, married Jacqueline Poisson, daughter of François and Marguerite, in Champlain, Quebec on 28th April 1710 [3]
  • Marc Baudoin, son of Jacques and Françoise, married Élisabeth Lepage, daughter of Louis and Sébastienne, in Saint-François-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, Quebec on 13th April 1711 [3]
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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

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  1. ^ Olivier, Reginald L. Your Ancient Canadian Family Ties. Logan: The Everton Publishers, Inc., P.O. Box 368, 1972. Print
  2. ^ 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)
  3. ^ Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 1, Institut Drouin, 1958.
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