The origins of the name Beaudrie belongs to a very particular southern region that was once known as
. The name is derived from the ancient Norman
since ancient times.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Beaudrie research.Another 116 words (8 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Beaudrie History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
French surnames were subject to numerous spelling alterations depending on the region and time it was used. The early development of the French language relied heavily on borrowing elements and grammar from other languages. For example, Old French was infused with Germanic words and sounds when barbarian tribes invaded and settled in France after the fall of the Roman Empire
. Middle French also borrowed heavily from the Italian language during the Renaissance
. As a result of these linguistic and cultural influences, the name Beaudrie is distinguished by a number of regional variations. The many spelling variations
of the name 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.
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 Beaudrie 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 Beaudrie were Pindence Beaudry who settled in San Francisco in 1850; Pierre Baudry who settled in Virginia in 1700; Louis Baudry, son of Toussaint and Françoise Archambault, who married Catherine Picard in 1720 and married again Marguerite Lacombe, daughter of Jean and Marie Millet in 1728.