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Where did the English Sharrard family come from? What is the English Sharrard family crest and coat of arms? When did the Sharrard family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Sharrard family history?The history of the Sharrard family goes back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It is derived from the family living in Cheshire, where the family was found since the early Middle Ages.
Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Sharrard include Sherard, Sherrard, Sherrat, Shirrard and others.
First found in Cheshire where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Sharrard research. Another 268 words(19 lines of text) covering the years 1066, 1304, 1670, 1675, 1719, and 1732 are included under the topic Early Sharrard History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Sharrard Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Sharrard family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 149 words(11 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Sharrard or a variant listed above: Alfred Sherrat, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1860; Francis Sherrard settled in Virginia in 1732; Bernard Sherrard arrived in New England in 1769; along with Nathaniel and Robert..
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Hostis honori invidia
Motto Translation: Envy is an enemy to honour.
The Sharrard Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Sharrard Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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