Huin History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The French name Huin 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 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. [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]

Important Dates for the Huin family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Huin 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 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), a French churchman and scholar, editor of the Delphin Classics, founder of the Academie...
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Migration of the Huin family

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 [4]


  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. ^ Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, March 10) Jacques Huin. Retrieved from
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