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The enchanting region of Bourgoigne was the historical homeland of the prominent surname Vaudreil. Vaudreil is a topographic surname, which is a type of hereditary surname. These were given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree. Habitation names form the other broad category of surnames that were derived from place-names. They were derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. Other local names are derived from the names of houses, manors, estates, regions, and entire counties. As a general rule, the greater the distance between an individual and their homeland, the larger the territory they were named after. For example, a person who only moved to another parish would be known by the name of their original village, while people who migrated to a different country were often known by the name of a region or country from which they came.

Vaudreil Early Origins



The surname Vaudreil was first found in Burgundy (French: Bourgogne), an administrative and historical region of east-central France where this distinguished family held a family seat in the Franche-Comté, and were members of the aristocracy of that region.

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Vaudreil Spelling Variations


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Vaudreil Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Vaudry, Vaudrey, Vaudreil, Vaudray, Vauday, Vaudey, Vaudre, Vaudrée, Vaudree, Vaudreuil, Vaudrevil, Vaudryville and many more.

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Vaudreil Early History


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Vaudreil Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Vaudreil research. Another 307 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1724 and 1802 are included under the topic Early Vaudreil History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Vaudreil Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Vaudreil Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Vaudreil Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Jean-Baptiste Vaudrey who settled in Louisiana in 1780.

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Citations



    Other References

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    4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    5. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
    6. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    7. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    8. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
    9. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    10. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore. Print.
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    The Vaudreil Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Vaudreil 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.

    This page was last modified on 14 January 2014 at 10:42.

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