The enchanting region of Bourgoigne was the historical homeland of the prominent surname Vaudreyville. Vaudreyville 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.
Early Origins of the Vaudreyville family
The surname Vaudreyville 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.
Early History of the Vaudreyville family
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Vaudreyville Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Vaudry, Vaudrey, Vaudreil, Vaudray, Vauday, Vaudey, Vaudre, Vaudrée, Vaudree, Vaudreuil, Vaudrevil, Vaudryville and many more.
Early Notables of the Vaudreyville family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Vaudreyville family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Jean-Baptiste Vaudrey who settled in Louisiana in 1780.