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Houdek Early Origins



The surname Houdek 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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Houdek Spelling Variations


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Houdek Spelling Variations



There were a great number of spelling variations in French surnames. One reason for this was the wide variety of cultural influences present in France during the early development of the French language. The many spelling variations of the name include Houde, Houdé, Houdet, Houdain, Houdin, Houdinier, Houdinière, Houdon, Houdard, Houdart, Houdiard and many more.

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Houdek Early History


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Houdek Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Houdek research. Another 146 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1741, 1744, 1812, 1828, 1830, 1854, 1859, and 1860 are included under the topic Early Houdek History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Houdek Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Houdek Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 35 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Houdek Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



By 1643 there were only about 300 people in Quebe c. Since immigration was slow, early marriage was desperately encouraged amongst the immigrants. The fur trade attracted migrants, both noble and commoner. 15,000 explorers left Montreal in the late 17th and 18th centuries. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the 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. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The distinguished family name Houdek has made significant contributions to the culture, arts, sciences and religion of France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Houdek were

Houdek Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Houdek, who landed in New York, NY in 1892

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Contemporary Notables of the name Houdek (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Houdek (post 1700)



  • Roger Houdek, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Colorado, 2008
  • Robert Gordon Houdek (b. 1940), American politician, U.S. Ambassador to Uganda, 1985; Eritrea, 1993-96

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    2. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
    3. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    4. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
    5. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    6. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
    7. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    8. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
    9. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
    10. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
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    The Houdek Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Houdek 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.

    This page was last modified on 19 February 2016 at 14:51.

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