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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • English : from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements bald ‘bold’, ‘brave’ + rīc ‘power’. This may have been present in Old English in a form Bealdrīc, but it was reintroduced by the Normans as Baldri, Baudri, and it is from these forms that the surname is derived.

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