local type of surname; it is derived from the local geography near where the original bearer lived or held land. Old records show the name Beaudais was derived from the Old French word bad, which meant "open." The original bearer, therefore, lived in open land. The verb "badar" is from the "occitan" dialect of Old French, found in the southeast of France.
Early Origins of the Beaudais family
Early History of the Beaudais family
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Beaudais Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Badet, Baddet, Baddett, Baddette, Badette, Badett, Badeig and many more.
Early Notables of the Beaudais family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Beaudais family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: M. Badin who settled in New Orleans in 1822 at the age of 22.
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