Hackard History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The rich and ancient history of the Hackard family name dates back to the time of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It comes from the Old French personal names Achart and Aquart.

Early Origins of the Hackard family

The surname Hackard was first found in Lincolnshire, where they held a family seat from very early times.

Important Dates for the Hackard family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hackard research. Another 99 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1150, 1154, 1189, 1273, 1379, 1787, 1636, 1697, 1679 and 1695 are included under the topic Early Hackard History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hackard Spelling Variations

Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Hackard have been found, including Hatchard, Hachard, Atchard, Achard and others.

Early Notables of the Hackard family (pre 1700)

Another 34 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hackard Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Hackard family

Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Among the first immigrants of the name Hackard, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were : P. Achard, who sailed to Louisiana in 1719; Michael and Joseph Achard, who came to Philadelphia, Pa. in 1796; and A. Achard, who arrived in San Francisco, Cal. in 1850..

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