The name Boduoin 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 Boduoin family
The surname Boduoin was first found in Brittany
where the family held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Boduoin family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Boduoin research.Another 275 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1400, 1490, 1542, 1571, 1696, and 1710 are included under the topic Early Boduoin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Boduoin 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 Boduoin 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... Another 51 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Boduoin Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Boduoin family to the New World and Oceana
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 Boduoin 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 Boduoin were Edward Baudoin, aged 17; who settled in New Orleans in 1823; Elsia Baudoin, aged 9; who settled in New Orleans in 1823; M. Baudoin, aged 45; who settled in New Orleans in 1825.
The Boduoin Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Ubi crux, Ibi patria
Motto Translation: Where there is a cross, there is a country.