The rich and ancient history of the Gaudette family name dates back to the time when France was immersed in the Dark Ages. This name from the Normandy
region of France is derived from the Norman-French given name Gaudi, which means ruler.
Early Origins of the Gaudette family
The surname Gaudette was first found in Normandy
(French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy
, where this celebrated family has held a family seat
since ancient times.
Early History of the Gaudette family
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Gaudette 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 Gaudet, Gaudette, Gaudait, Gaudais, Gaudey, Godet, Godette, Godait, Godais, Goder, Godee, Goday, Goddet, Goddette, Gauddet and many more.
Early Notables of the Gaudette family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Gaudette family to the New World and Oceana
By 1643 there were only about 300 people in Quebec. Since immigration was slow, early marriage was desperately encouraged amongst the immigrants. The fur trade attracted migrants, both noble and commoner. 15,000 explorers left Montreal in the late 17th and 18th centuries. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the same year the Acadian presence in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island had reached 500. In 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England
and were deported to Louisiana. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The distinguished family name Gaudette has made significant contributions to the culture, arts, sciences and religion of France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Gaudette 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.
Contemporary Notables of the name Gaudette (post 1700)
- William "Bill" Gaudette (b. 1981), American-born Puerto Rican footballer for the Puerto Rican national team
- Bill Gaudette (b. 1981), American soccer player
- Louis Gaudette, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1924 CITATION[CLOSE]
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- Maxim Gaudette (b. 1974), Canadian actor from Quebec
- André Gaudette (b. 1947), retired Canadian professional ice hockey forward