Hudon History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The history of the Hudon name began during the Middle Ages in a region known as Brittany. The French name is derived from the Germanic personal name Holdwin, which meant strong friend.
Early Origins of the Hudon family
The surname Hudon was first found in Brittany, where this distinguished family held a family seat since early times.
Early History of the Hudon family
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Hudon Spelling Variations
Changes of spelling have occurred in most surnames. The earliest explanation is that during the early development of the French language, names were not yet fixed in spelling. Usually a person gave his version of his name, phonetically, to a scribe, a priest, or a recorder. This depended on accent, and local accents frequently changed the spelling of a name. Some variables were adopted by different branches of the family name. Hence, there are some spelling variations of the name Hudon, including Heude, Hude, Heudon, Hudon, Heudelon, Hudelon, Heudelin, Hudelin, Heudelot, Hudelot, Heudel, Hudel, Heudet, Hudet, Heudot, Hudot, Heudaut, Hudaut, Heudault, Hudault, Heudier and many more.
Early Notables of the Hudon family (pre 1700)
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In Canada, the name Hudon is the 869th most popular surname with an estimated 6,125 people with that name.  However, in Quebec, Canada, the name Hudon is ranked the 343rd most popular surname. 
Migration from France to New France or Quebec as it was now more popularly called, continued from France until it fell in 1759. 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 the treaty of Utrecht, the Acadians were ceded by France to Britain in 1713. In 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England and were deported. They found refuge in Louisiana. In 1793, the remaining French in these provinces came under British rule. Meanwhile, in Quebec, the French race flourished, founding in Lower Canada, one of the two great solitudes which became Canada. Many of this distinguished family name Hudon were prominent in social, cultural, religious and political affairs in France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Hudon were
Hudon Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
Hudon Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century