Normandy region of France is derived from the Norman-French given name Gaudi, which means ruler.
Early Origins of the Gaudete family
Normandy (French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy, where this celebrated family has held a family seat since ancient times.
Early History of the Gaudete family
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Early Notables of the Gaudete family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Gaudete 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 Gaudete 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 Gaudete were Eugene Godet who settled in Philadelphia in 1843; Thomas Martin Debois Godet settled in Philadelphia in 1843; A Godey settled in San Francisco in 1852.
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