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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.

Vaudry Early Origins



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.

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Vaudry Spelling Variations


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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.

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Vaudry Early History


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Vaudry Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Vaudry research. Another 187 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1625, 1820 and 1814 are included under the topic Early Vaudry History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Vaudry Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Vaudry Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Vaudry 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



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

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Contemporary Notables of the name Vaudry (post 1700)


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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)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    2. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    4. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    5. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    7. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    8. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    10. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
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    The Vaudry Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Vaudry 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 10 April 2014 at 13:12.

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