Baudelaire
Sorry about posting again this soon but does anyone have any information about the surname Baudelaire? It is one of my ancestors names and they were French (obviously) but I don't know anything else about it.

Thankyou

Alice
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OT:Related to Violet, Klause, and Sunny?
Been reading too much Lemony Snicket?
It's a great name, you lucky cupcake. :)-Seda*

"WOOHOO! Hey I have to tell y'all something. I went to Sea World for the first time yesterday. It rocked! I got to kiss a whale! And it kissed me back!"-Kelly Clarkson
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Yes! You don't know how happy I was when I saw the surname Baudelaire on my family tree ^_^I adore Lemony Snicket
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This surname comes from the name of a weapon, a sort of big culass.
It probably indicates a person who made this weapon or used it.
This surnames has some variants: Badelaire, Bazelair and Bazelaire.
All thi surnames are typical of Northern France but now they are extremely rare.

The surname appears in the French site:

www.jtosti.com/noms
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Thanks!
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French people should help here, but to me it sounds like "nice to look at". Correct me, if I am mistaken.

Andy ;—)
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Beau would be 'beautiful/handsome', de is 'of' and laire doesn't mean anything I think,

Why did 'Butler' come up as an alternative when I typed in Baudelaire? Butler is maitre d'hotel or something ...

alice
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Sorry, I was just guessing wildly. I was thinking of l'air (look, appearance), but this does not go with French grammar, I'm afraid. There seems to be a far better explanation of the name.

Andy ;—)
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