Show ContentsGauden History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

In the medieval era, many new names came to France. Gauden originated during that time in the province of Forez. Gauden was derived from the personal name Godwine, which means good protector.

Early Origins of the Gauden family

The surname Gauden was first found in Forez, a former province of France, now part of the modern Loire department, the Haute-Loire and Puy-de-Dôme départements, where the noble family held a family seat from ancient times.

Of note in early records, we found Guillaume de Pierre Godin (Guilhem de Peyre Godin) (c. 1260-1336), a French Dominican theologian, and Cardinal. He was born in Bayonne and spent his early years in south-west France. From 1320 to 1324 Godin was Papal Legate in Spain. He was named Dean of the Sacred College of Cardinals in November 1323.

In 1584, Pierre and Marguerite, the children of Jean, were involved in a proceeding with Jean Godin and Yves de Lus. Many members of this celebrated family were involved in the events of the times, such as, during the French Revolution, François Joseph Louis Godin, Baron of Godin, who was elected as a Deputy of Dyle to the Conseil des Anciens (council founded 1795 of men over 40 to weight decisions of the Assembly). Another important member of the family, Jean-Baptiste Godin, was a French politician and industrialist during the 1800's.

Charles Godin, born in 1631, son of Jacques and Marguerite of St.Laurent in Dauphine, travelled to Canada in the 17th century. After arriving in the province of Quebec he married Marie Boucher, daughter of Marin and Perinne, on 6th November 1656. They settled together in Quebec and had eighteen children to carry on the Godin name. 1

Early History of the Gauden family

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Gauden Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Godin, Godain, Godaint, Godein, Godaing, Godine, Goddin, Goddain, Goddaint, Goddein, Goddaing, Goddine, Gaudain, Gaudaint, Gaudein, Gaudaing, Gaudine, Gauddin, Gauddain, Gauddaint, Gauddein, Gauddaing and many more.

Early Notables of the Gauden family

Notable amongst the family name at this time was François Joseph Louis Godin, Baron of Godin and elected as a Deputy of Dyle to the Council of "Anciens" in the 1700's. Louis Godin (1704-1760) was a French astronomer and member of the French Academy of Sciences. He worked in Peru, Spain, Portugal and France. born in Paris; his parents were François Godin and Elisabeth Charron. His astronomical tables (1724) gave him reputation, and the French Academy of Sciences elected him a pensionary member. He was authorized to submit to the minister, Cardinal André-Hercule de Fleury, the best means of discovering the...
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United States Gauden migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Gauden Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • William Gauden, who landed in Maryland in 1680 2

Contemporary Notables of the name Gauden (post 1700) +

  • Allan Gauden (1944-2020), English professional footballer who played as a midfielder in 329 matches

  1. Olivier, Reginald L. Your Ancient Canadian Family Ties. Logan: The Everton Publishers, Inc., P.O. Box 368, 1972. Print
  2. Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8) on Facebook