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Where did the French Duhe family come from? What is the French Duhe family crest and coat of arms? When did the Duhe family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Duhe family history?

The surname Duhe is of French descent, and is of local origin, being derived from the name of the place where the original bearer lived or held land. The surname Duhe is derived from the french "douhet," the word used to describe a stream. Thus, the bearer of the surname lived near a stream or small body of water. The surnames original meaning is "dweller in," or "man of" Douhet.

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Douhet, Duhe, Doué, De Douet, De Douhet, Douit, Doius and many more.

First found in the western region of Brittany, where the family held their ancestral seat.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Duhe research. Another 129 words(9 lines of text) covering the years 1686 and 1688 are included under the topic Early Duhe History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 45 words(3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Duhe Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Sebastien Douet who arrived in Quebec in 1657; Jean de Douhet de la Riviere de Lestrang who settled in Quebec in 1683; and James Duhe who settled in Baltimore in 1840..

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  • John Malcolm Duhé Jr. (b. 1933), American retired senior judge on the New Orleans-based Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Lawrence Duhé (1887-1960), early American jazz clarinetist and bandleader
  • Adam Joseph Duhe (b. 1955), former American football linebacker


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  8. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  9. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
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The Duhe Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Duhe 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.

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