Huet History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The French name Huet first arose during the Medieval period in Normandy. The family was first found in the village of Luot, located in the Manche department of Normandy. [1]

Early Origins of the Huet family

The surname Huet was first found in Normandy (French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy, where the family was anciently seated in Huest, a village in the department of Eure in the district of Evreux, and in Luot, a village of the department of Manche in the district of Avranches. [1]

Some members of this family distinguished themselves. Alain Huon, the lord of Kéramédan, who stemmed from the house of Huon de Lanover, was part of the reformations from 1418 to 1481. Maurice Huon took an oath to the duke in Tréguier in 1437. Their son, René, was a squire and the lord of Kéramédan. The branch Huon de Kermadec, known since the 13th century, was part of the reformations of 1426 and 1534. Pierre Daniel Huet, a prelate and scholar, was born in Caen in 1630 and died in Paris i 1721. Antoine Huet d'Ambrun was a squire and the lord of Ambrun. He married Catherine Le Roux in 1672. [2]

Mathurin Huot, born in 1646, son of René and Renée (née Fortier), settled in Canada in the 17th century. After settling in Quebec he married Marie Dutertre, daughter of René and Louise (née Goulet), at Ange-Gardien, Quebec on 25th November 1671. [3]

Early History of the Huet family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Huet research. Another 63 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 1418, 1426, 1437, 1481, 1490, 1534, 1630, 1672, 1721, 1790, 1803, 1838, 1845, and 1869 are included under the topic Early Huet History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Huet Spelling Variations

History has changed the spelling of most surnames. During the early development of the French language in the Middle Ages, a person gave his version of his name, phonetically, to a scribe, a priest, or a recorder. Some variables were adopted by different branches of the family name. Hence, there spelling variations of the name Huet, some of which include Huot, Huon, Huin, Huet, Huey, Hué, Hue and others.

Early Notables of the Huet family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the family in this period was Sir Huon de Saint-Hugeon, French knight who fought at the Combat of the Thirty, March 26th 1351; Macé Huet, a squire, who was recorded in 1490; his son, Jean, the lord of la Garenne, who married Geneviève de Faye; Pierre Daniel Huet (1630-1721), a French churchman and scholar, editor of the Delphin Classics, founder of the Academie...
Another 64 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Huet Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Huet migration to the United States +

By 1643 there were only about 300 people in Quebec. 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 Huet 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 Huet were

Huet Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Ephraim Huet, who landed in New England in 1644 [4]
Huet Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Domingo Huet, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1860 [4]
  • Albert Huet, who landed in Arkansas in 1881 [4]

Canada Huet migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Huet Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
  • Antoine Huet, who arrived in Montreal in 1659
  • Joseph Huet, son of Michel and Jeanne, who married Catherine Chiquot, daughter of Jean and Marguerite, in Montreal, Quebec on 27th November 1679 [5]
  • Denis Huet, son of Maurice and Louise, who married Marie-Anne Dupont, daughter of Gilles and Françoise, in Batiscan, Quebec on 20th April 1689 [5]
Huet Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Jean-Joseph Huet, son of Joseph and Catherine, who married Anne Gareau, daughter of Jean and Anne, in Boucherville, Quebec on 24th November 1710 [5]
  • Pierre Huet, son of Joseph and Catherine, who married Catherine Lamoureux, daughter of Jean and Marie, in Boucherville, Quebec on 20th November 1719 [5]
  • Jacques Huet, son of Joseph and Catherine, who married Marie-Anne Gervaise, daughter of Urbain and Marie, in Pointe-aux-Trembles, Quebec on 2nd January 1720 [5]
  • Michel Huet, son of Joseph and Catherine, who married Madeleine Gervaise, daughter of Urbain and Marie, in Montreal, Quebec on 24th November 1721 [5]
  • Marien Huet, son of Joseph and Catherine, who married Françoise Besnard, daughter of Joseph and Marguerite, in Boucherville, Quebec on 4th August 1726 [5]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

New Zealand Huet migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Huet Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. George Huet, Scottish settler travelling from Glasgow aboard the ship "Sevilla" arriving in Bluff, Southland, South Island, New Zealand on 4th September 1864 [6]
  • Mrs. Huet, Scottish settler travelling from Glasgow aboard the ship "Sevilla" arriving in Bluff, Southland, South Island, New Zealand on 4th September 1864 [6]
  • Child Huet, Scottish settler travelling from Glasgow aboard the ship "Sevilla" arriving in Bluff, Southland, South Island, New Zealand on 4th September 1864 [6]

Contemporary Notables of the name Huet (post 1700) +

  • Frank E. Huet, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 6th District, 1972 (Constitutional), 1974 (Constitution) [7]
  • Louis Pierre Huet, French Divisional General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 [8]
  • Édouard Huet, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 [9]
  • Brigadier-General René-Pierre-Victor-Auguste Huet (1881-1958), French General Officer Commanding Fortified Sector Central Jura (1939-1940) [10]
  • Cristobal Huet (b. 1975), French hockey (NHL) Goaltender
  • Gérard Huet Ph.D. (b. 1947), French computer mathematician and Professor at the University of Orsay (1975-76)
  • Paul Huet (1803-1869), French artist
  • Jean-Baptiste Huet (1745-1811), French painter and designer
  • Henri Huet (1927-1971), French war photographer killed in Vietnam
  • Guénhaël Huet (b. 1956), French politician
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


  1. ^ Dionne, N.-E., Origine Des Familles Canadiennes-Français. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1969. Print.
  2. ^ Hozier, Charles D, and Antoine Bachelin-Delforenne. État présent De La Noblesse française (1883-1887): Contenant Le Distionnaire De La Noblesse Contemporaine Et Larmorial général De France, Dapres Les Manuscrits De Ch. D Hozier. Librairie Des Bibliophiles, 1884. Print.
  3. ^ Olivier, Reginald L. Your Ancient Canadian Family Ties. Logan: The Everton Publishers, Inc., P.O. Box 368, 1972. Print
  4. ^ 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)
  5. ^ Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 1, Institut Drouin, 1958.
  6. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  7. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  8. ^ Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, March 10) Louis Huet. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html
  9. ^ Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, March 10) Édouard Huet. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html
  10. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, October 5) René-Pierre-Victor-Auguste Huet. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Huet/Ren%C3%A9-Pierre-Victor-Auguste/France.html


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