The French name Huin first arose during the Medieval period in Normandy
. It is derived from when the family having lived in Normandy
, where the family was originally found 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.
Early Origins of the Huin family
The surname Huin 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.
Early History of the Huin family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Huin research.Another 345 words (25 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 Huin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Huin Spelling Variations
French surnames were subject to numerous alterations in spelling because of the various cultural groups that inhabited specific regions. Eventually, each region possessed its own local
dialect of the French language. The early development of the French language, however, was also influenced by other languages. For example, Old French was infused with Germanic words and sounds when barbarian tribes invaded and settled in France after the fall of the Roman Empire
. Middle French also borrowed heavily from the Italian language during the Renaissance
. As a result of these linguistic and cultural influences, the name Huin is distinguished by a number of regional variations. The many spelling variations
of the name include Huot, Huon, Huin, Huet, Huey, Hué, Hue and others.
Early Notables of the Huin 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)... Another 78 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Huin Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Huin family to the New World and Oceana
France was active as a cultural leader in the early 16th century. One particular area in which they lead was the exploration of the New World. The explorers, like Jacques Cartier in 1534, led the way to North America. Champlain, in 1608, made the first of twenty voyages to France to attract settlers and brought the first migrant in 1617. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec, and 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 Huin 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 Huin were Favian Huot, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1840; Isidor Huot, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1844; Farien Huot, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1868.
Contemporary Notables of the name Huin (post 1700)
- Jacques Dominique Huin, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 CITATION[CLOSE]
Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, March 10) Jacques Huin. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html