Baudry History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The origins of the name Baudry belongs to a very particular southern region that was once known as Languedoc. The name is derived from the ancient Norman personal name Baldric.

Early Origins of the Baudry family

The surname Baudry was first found in Normandy (French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy, where the family held a family seat since ancient times.

During the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries the family established branches in Balzac in Burgundy (Bourgogne), and in the sixteenth century in Poitou, a new seat at Touche in Brittany, and in Agenais in Normandy. Many members of this notable family distinguished themselves through their contributions on the battlefield, in their community and for the King and country.

Urbain Beaudry was born on 6th January 1615 in Anjou, France. He travelled to Quebec, Canada in the 17th century, where he worked at Trois-Rivières and Cap-de-la-Madeleine as an edge-tool maker. He eventually married and had eleven children. Urbain was buried at Trois-Rivières in 1682. [1]

Early History of the Baudry family

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Baudry 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 Baudry, some of which include Beaudry, Beaudri, Beaudrie, Beaudris, Beauddry, Beauddri, Beauddrie, Beauddris, Bodry, Bodri, Bodrie, Bodris, Boddry, Boddri, Boddrie, Boddris, Baudry, Baudri, Baudrie, Baudris, Bauddry, Bauddri, Bauddrie, Bauddris, Beudry, Beudri, Beudrie, Beudris, Beuddry, Beuddri, Beuddrie and many more.

Early Notables of the Baudry family (pre 1700)

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Baudry Ranking

In France, the name Baudry is the 305th most popular surname with an estimated 13,188 people with that name. [2]

United States Baudry migration to the United States +

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 Baudry 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 Baudry were

Baudry Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Pierre Baudry who settled in Virginia in 1700
  • Pierre Baudry, who landed in Virginia in 1700 [3]
Baudry Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • L. Baudry, aged 34, who immigrated to America, in 1892
  • Georges Baudry, aged 30, who landed in America, in 1895
Baudry Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Armand Baudry, who immigrated to the United States, in 1922

Canada Baudry migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Baudry Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
  • Francois Baudry, who landed in Acadia in 1636
  • Urbain Baudry, son of Jean and Jeanne, who married Madeleine Boucher, daughter of Gaspard and Nicole, in Contrat, Quebec on 18th November 1647 [4]
  • Antoine Baudry, aged 15, who arrived in Montreal in 1653
  • Toussaint Baudry, who arrived in Canada in 1664
  • Antoine Baudry, son of Marin and Jeanne, who married Catherine Guyard, daughter of Louis and Madeleine, in Montreal, Quebec on 24th November 1665 [4]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Baudry Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Louis Baudry, son of Toussaint and Barbe, who married Françoise Langlois, daughter of Honoré and Marie,Varennes, Quebec on 12th January 1700 [4]
  • Joseph Baudry, son of Urbain and Madeleine, who married Françoise Leclerc, daughter of Florent and Jeanne, in Trois-Rivières, Quebec on 15th November 1706 [4]
  • Jean-Baptiste Baudry, son of Toussaint and Barbe, who married Madeleine Bougret, daughter of Prudent and Marie-Charlotte, in Boucherville, Quebec on 13th August 1714 [4]
  • Jacques Baudry, son of Toussaint and Barbe, who married Angélique Archambault, daughter of Laurent and Anne, in Pointe-aux-Trembles, Quebec on 22nd January 1714 [4]
  • Louis Baudry, son of Toussaint and Françoise, who married Catherine Picard, daughter of Jacques and Marie-Anne, in Montreal, Quebec on 5th February 1720 [4]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Baudry (post 1700) +

  • Olivier Baudry (1973-2017), French footballer
  • André Baudry (1922-2018), French founder of the homophile review Arcadie from Rethondes, France
  • Mathieu Baudry (b. 1988), French footballer
  • Patrick Pierre Roger Baudry (b. 1946), retired Lieutenant Colonel in the French Air Force
  • Paul Jacques Aimé Baudry (1828-1886), French painter
  • Jean-Baptiste Baudry (1684-1755), Canadian gunsmith and goldsmith
  • Christian Baudry (b. 1955), former professional footballer
  • Guillaume Baudry (1657-1732), gunsmith and gold and silversmith in Lower Canada

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