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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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The surname Duhe was first found in the western region of Brittany, where the family held their ancestral seat.

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


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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 and printed products wherever possible.

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Another 30 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Duhe Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


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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    1. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    2. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    3. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    4. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    5. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    6. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    7. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    8. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
    9. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    10. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. 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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