The surname Houde was first found in Auvergne, a historic province in south central France where the family was established in a village in Haute-Loire, in the district of Puy.
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The many different spellings of French surnames can be partially explained by the use of local
dialects and by the influence of other languages during the early development of the French language. As a result of these linguistic and cultural influences, the name Houde is distinguished by a number of regional variations. The many spelling variations
of the name include Houde, Houdé, Houdet, Houdain, Houdin, Houdinier, Houdinière, Houdon, Houdard, Houdart, Houdiard and many more.