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

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

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.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gaudin research. Another 162 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1584, 1700, 1795, and 1800 are included under the topic Early Gaudin History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Gaudin Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Gaudin Settlers in United States in the 18th Century


  • Wm Gaudin, who arrived in Virginia in 1701
  • Jeanne Gaudin, who arrived in Louisiana in 1719
  • Rene Gaudin, who landed in Louisiana in 1719

Gaudin Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century


  • Barthelemy Gaudin, who landed in Quebec in 1643
  • Pierre Gaudin, who landed in Canada in 1653
  • Yves Gaudin, aged 45, landed in Quebec in 1656

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  • Antoine Marc Gaudin (1900-1974), distinguished American mineral engineer
  • Chad Edward Gaudin (b. 1983), American professional baseball player
  • O. A. Gaudin, American politician, U.S. Consular Agent in Bastia, 1884
  • E. Clark Gaudin, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Louisiana, 1988
  • Daniel Gaudin Jr., American politician, U.S. Vice Consul in Beirut, 1932; Alexandria, 1938
  • Jean-Olivier Gaudin, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815
  • Marc Antoine Auguste Gaudin (1804-1880), French chemist
  • Christian Gaudin (b. 1967), French Olympic team handball player
  • Pierre Gaudin (1908-1973), French glass painter and mosaic artist
  • Christian Gaudin (b. 1950), member of the Senate of France

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  2. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
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  4. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
  5. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
  6. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  7. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
  8. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
  9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  10. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
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The Gaudin Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gaudin Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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