Vaudry History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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 of England in 1066.

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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United States Vaudry migration to the United States +

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

Canada Vaudry migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Vaudry Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
  • Jacques Vaudry, son of Adrien and Marthe, who married Jeanne Renault, daughter of Vincent and Marie, in Trois-Rivières, Quebec on 14th February 1661 [1]
  • François Vaudry, son of Jacques and Jeanne, who married Marie Brouillet, daughter of Michel and Marie, in Pointe-aux-Trembles, Quebec on 3rd October 1693 [1]
  • Jacques Vaudry, son of Jaccques and Jeanne, who married Marie-Françoise Joly, daughter of Nicolas and Françoise, in Pointe-aux-Trembles, Quebec on 13th January 1699 [1]
Vaudry Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Michel Vaudry, son of François and Marie, who married Françoise Lebeuf, daughter of Pierre and Marie-Françoise, in Montreal, Quebec on 26th December 1718 [1]
  • Jean-Baptiste Vaudry, son of Jacques and Marie-Françoise, who married Geneviève Bessière, daughter of Antoine and Jeanne, in Saint-François-de-Sales, Quebec on 9th January 1726 [1]
  • Pierre Vaudry, son of François and Marie, who married Adrienne Boesmier, daughter of Charles and Anne, in Pointe-aux-Trembles, Quebec on 9th February 1728 [1]
  • André-Joseph Vaudry, son of Louis and Françoise, who married Marie-Catherine Désautels, daughter of Gilbert and Marie-Charlotte, in Montreal, Quebec on 26th November 1731 [1]
  • Jacques Vaudry, son of Jacques and Marie-Françoise, who married Agathe Hubout, daughter of Mathieu and Catherine, in Lachenaie, Quebec on 8th January 1731 [1]
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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)


  1. ^ Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 2, Institut Drouin, 1958.


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