The French name Hould has a history dating as far back as the Middle Ages. This history is intrinsically entwined with that region known as Normandy
, for it was derived from when the Hould family lived in Normandy.
Early Origins of the Hould family
The surname Hould was first found in Normandy
(French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy.
Early History of the Hould family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hould research.Another 39 words (3 lines of text) covering the years 1871 and 1891 are included under the topic Early Hould History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Hould Spelling Variations
Throughout the course of history most surnames have undergone changes for many reasons. During the early development of the French language, a son and father may not have chosen to spell their name the same way. Many are simple spelling changes by a person who gave his name, phonetically, to a scribe, priest, or recorder. Many names held prefixes or suffixes which became optional as they passed through the centuries, or were adopted by different branches to signify either a political or religious adherence. Hence, we have many spelling variations
of this name, Hould some of which are Hould, Houlden, Houlder, Houlde and others.
Early Notables of the Hould family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the family in this period was many individuals who were prominent in Canada at this time, such as Alexandre Hould, a carpenter living in Trois-Rivières, Quebec, in 1871; the Reverend George Hould was a chaplain in Maisonneuve in 1891; Hercule Hould was a labourer in Trois-Rivières in... Another 49 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hould Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Hould family to the New World and Oceana
In 1643, 109 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 people in Quebec. Migration was slow. The fur trade attracted migrants, both noble and commoner. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the same year the French Acadian presence in the Maritimes had reached 500. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The family name Hould has made many distinguished contributions in France and New France to the world of science, culture, religion, and education. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Hould were
Hould Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Christopher Hould, who arrived in Virginia in 1636 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
Hould Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Lucie Hould is recorded as a widow in Trois-Rivières in 1871
- Narcisse Hould lived in Trois-Rivières in 1871
- Aimé Hould, a shoemaker in Trois-Rivières in 1891
Contemporary Notables of the name Hould (post 1700)
- Claudette Hould, Art History professor at the University of Quebec at Montreal since 1976. She has written "L'Image de la Révolution Française" and "Répertoire des livres d'artistes au Quebec"