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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • North German : from a Low German variant of Ohde (from Oderik), which in turn is a variant of the personal name Ulrich.
  • French : from a female personal name based on the Germanic word alda ‘old’, ‘elder’. Aude la belle was the name of the beloved of Roland in the Charlemagne romances.
  • French : regional name from Aude department or a topographic name for someone who lived by the Aude river.
  • Variant of Auld.

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