Achord History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The name Achord originated with the Anglo-Saxon tribes that once ruled Britain. It is derived from the Old French personal names Achart and Aquart.
Early Origins of the Achord family
The surname Achord was first found in Lincolnshire, where they held a family seat from very early times.
Important Dates for the Achord family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Achord 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 Achord History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Achord Spelling Variations
One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Achord has appeared include Hatchard, Hachard, Atchard, Achard and others.
Early Notables of the Achord family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Achord family
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Achord arrived in North America very early: 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..