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Houde History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Early Origins of the Houde family


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.

Early History of the Houde family


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Houde Spelling Variations


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.

Early Notables of the Houde family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Houde family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Houde Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Louis Houde, who married Madeleine Boucher in Quebec City in 1655
  • Jean Houde, who married Anne Rouleau in Ste-Famille in 1678

Houde Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Noel Houde, who married Marie-Charlotte Limousin in Champlain, Quebec in 1722
  • Jean-Baptiste Houde, who married Marguerite Brouseau in Cap-Santé in 1751

Contemporary Notables of the name Houde (post 1700)


  • Jean Houde (b. 1939), French sprint canoer at the 1960 Summer Olympics
  • Roger Houde (b. 1938), Canadian former politician, Member of the National Assembly of Quebec for Abitibi-Est (1973-1976)
  • Harrison Houde (b. 1996), Canadian actor
  • Germain Houde (b. 1952), Canadian two-time Genie Award-winning actor
  • Pierre Houdé, Belgian cyclist at the 1928 Summer Olympics
  • Claude Daniel Houde (b. 1947), Canadian professional NHL ice hockey defenceman who played 59 games for the Kansas City Scouts
  • Louis Houde (1879-1945), Canadian politician, Member of the Legislative Assembly of Quebec for Mégantic (1939-1940) Mayor of Plessisville (1910-1913)
  • Frédéric Houde (1847-1884), Canadian journalist, newspaper editor and politician, Member of the Canadian Parliament for Maskinongé (1878-1884)
  • Éric Pierre Joseph Houde (b. 1976), Canadian professional NHL ice hockey player who played 30 games for the Montreal Canadiens
  • Serge Houde (b. 1953), Canadian film and television character actor
  • ... (Another 5 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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