The French name Houldiere 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 Houldiere family lived in Normandy.
Early Origins of the Houldiere family
The surname Houldiere was first found in Normandy
(French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy.
Early History of the Houldiere family
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Houldiere Spelling Variations
One can encounter great variation in the spelling of French surnames; in part, as spelling, and the spelling names was not yet standardized during the early development of the written French language. Later, there was much branching and movement of families, and spellings would change according to region. Variations of the name Houldiere include Hould, Houlden, Houlder, Houlde and others.
Early Notables of the Houldiere 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 Houldiere Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Houldiere family to the New World and Oceana
Approximately 110 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 people in Quebec. France gave land incentives for 2,000 migrants during the next decade. 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. Migration to New France (Quebec) continued from France until it fell in 1759. In the year 1675 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 Houldiere 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 Houldiere were many individuals of the lineage who arrived from France onto Canadian shores between 1600 and 1900. Most French immigrants came during the nineteenth century, such as Aimé.