type of surname; it is derived from the local geography near where the original bearer lived or held land. Old records show the name Beauddet 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.
The surname Beauddet was first found in Provence, where this distinguished family have been seated since very early times.
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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.