Beaudette History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The name Beaudette 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 Beaudette family
The surname Beaudette 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. 
Important Dates for the Beaudette family
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Beaudette Spelling Variations
There were a great number of spelling variations in French surnames. One reason for this was the wide variety of cultural influences present in France during the early development of the French language. The many spelling variations of the name 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 Beaudette 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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Beaudette migration to the United States
In 1643, 109 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 people in Quebec. Migration was slow. The fur trade attracted migrants, both noble and commoner. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the same year the French Acadian presence in the Maritimes had reached 500. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The family name Beaudette has made many distinguished contributions in France and New France to the world of science, culture, religion, and education. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Beaudette were
Beaudette Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Alex Beaudette, aged 39, who arrived in New York in 1906 aboard the ship "La Gascogne" from Havre, France 
- Arthur T. Beaudette, who arrived in New York, N. Y. in 1919 aboard the ship "Hyannis" from Astoria 
- Alphonse Beaudette, aged 31, originally from Paris, France, who arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "La Lorraine" from Havre, France 
- Oliver Leo Beaudette, aged 33, originally from Pontiac, Mich., who arrived in New York in 1924 aboard the ship "Majestic" from Cherbourg, France 
Contemporary Notables of the name Beaudette (post 1700)
- O. J. Beaudette, early American coach builder who founded the Beaudette Company in the late 1800s, known for its work for Buick and Ford in the early 1900s
- Joseph F. Beaudette, American politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly 16th District, 1965 
- Arthur S. Beaudette, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1928 
- Francis M. Beaudette, United States Army Lieutenant General, current Commanding General of the United States Army Special Operations Command
- ^ Olivier, Reginald L. Your Ancient Canadian Family Ties. Logan: The Everton Publishers, Inc., P.O. Box 368, 1972. Print
- ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JF8C-7JQ : 6 December 2014), Alex Beaudette, 06 Aug 1906; citing departure port Havre, arrival port New York, ship name La Gascogne, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
- ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J67D-Z2V : 6 December 2014), Arthur T. Beaudette, 11 Nov 1919; citing departure port Astoria, arrival port New York, N. Y., ship name Hyannis, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
- ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6WG-YPT : 6 December 2014), Alphonse Beaudette, 25 Aug 1919; citing departure port Havre, arrival port New York, ship name La Lorraine, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
- ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JN4G-5X9 : 6 December 2014), Oliver Leo Beaudette, 12 Aug 1924; citing departure port Cherbourg, France, arrival port New York, ship name Majestic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
- ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 13) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html