Origins Available: English
The name Vaudry reached England
in the great wave of migration following the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The Vaudry family lived in Cheshire
. Their name, however, is a reference to Vaudrey, Normandy
, the family's place of residence prior to the Norman Conquest
Early Origins of the Vaudry family
The surname Vaudry was first found in Cheshire
where they held a family seat
as Lords of the Manor of Boden. They were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy
after his conquest of England
at Hastings in 1066 A.D. This noble family were under tenants of the great Earl Hugh of Chester. The Vawdrey family were originally of the French Comte and held a family seat at the Chateau Vawdrey and were Lords of St. Fallen Champagne
, the Comtes de Bourgoyne. The Chateau Vawdrey can be seen between Dole and Salins.
Early History of the Vaudry family
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Vaudry Spelling Variations
Before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Sound was what guided spelling in the Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Vaudry family name include Vawdrey, Vawdray, Vadrey, Vawdry, De Vawdry, De Vaudry, De Vawdrey, De Vaudrey and many more.
Early Notables of the Vaudry family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Vaudry family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the political and religious chaos of this era, thousands of English families began to migrate to the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. The passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe; however, those who made the voyage safely were encountered opportunities that were not available to them in their homeland. Many of the families that reached the New World at this time went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of the United States and Canada. Research into various historical records has revealed some of first members of the Vaudry family to immigrate North America:
Vaudry Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Miss Celina Vaudry, aged 29, who arrived in America, in 1894
Vaudry Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Raymond Vaudry, aged 18, who arrived in America, in 1923
- Berthe Vaudry, aged 36, who arrived in America from Le Havre, France, in 1923
Vaudry Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
- Ferdinand Vaudry, aged 34, who arrived in Quebec, Canada, in 1922
Contemporary Notables of the name Vaudry (post 1700)
- Ron Vaudry, Canadian comedian
- Simone Vaudry (1906-1993), French film actress of the Silent era, known for La belle au bois dormant (1922), Forgave (1927) and La rose effeuillée (1926)