The French name Huon 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 Huon family
The surname Huon 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 Huon family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Huon 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 Huon History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Huon 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 Huon include Huot, Huon, Huin, Huet, Huey, Hué, Hue and others.
Early Notables of the Huon 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 Huon Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Huon 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 Huon 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 Huon 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.