Early Origins of the Hervouet family
The surname Hervouet was first found in Champagne.
Early History of the Hervouet family
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Hervouet Spelling Variations
Most surnames have experienced slight spelling changes. A son may not chose to spell his name the same way that his father did. Many were errors, many deliberate. During the early development of the French language, a person usually gave his version, phonetically, to a scribe, a priest, or a recorder. Prefixes or suffixes varied. They were optional as they passed through the centuries, or were adopted by different branches to signify either a political or religious adherence. Hence, there a many spelling variations
of the name Hervouet, including Herve, Hervé, Harve, Harvé, Hervieu, Hervieux, Hervier, Hervet, Harvier, Herval, Hervault, Hervelin and many more.
Early Notables of the Hervouet family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the family during this period was Mathieu Isoré D'Hervault, who was archbishop of Tours in 1647; Charles-Benigne Hervé was bishop of Gap in 1650; Marie-Antoine Hervier was a painter and miniaturist around 1783; Etienne-Amateur Hervé was a deputy around 1794; Constant-Marie Hervé, born in Uzel in 1827, was a... Another 99 words (7 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hervouet Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Hervouet family to the New World and Oceana
French settlers came early to North American, following in the wake of the explorers, and creating New France. Quebec City, founded in 1608 by Samuel de Champlain is said to have been the first American site founded as a permanent settlement, rather than as just a commercial outpost. But emigration was slow, in 1643, 109 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 French people in Quebec, and by 1663, when the region was officially made The Royal Colony of New France, by Louis XIV, there still only around 500 settlers. Over 2,000 would arrive during the next decade. Early marriage was desperately encouraged amongst the immigrants. Youths of 18 took fourteen-year-old girls for their wives. The fur trade was developed and attracted immigrants, both noble and commoner from France. By 1675, there were around 7000 French in the colony, and by that same year the Acadian presence in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island had reached 500. In 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England
and were deported to Louisiana. Despite the loss of the Colony to England
, the French people flourished in Lower Canada. Among settlers to North America of the Hervouet surname were 160 individuals who arrived from France onto Canadian shores between 1600 and 1900. Among them, the Hervet family is registered in Quebec in 1600; Isaac Hervieux married in Quebec in 1676.
Contemporary Notables of the name Hervouet (post 1700)
- René Hervouet, French engineer