from very early times.
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Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Acord family name include Hatchard, Hachard, Atchard, Achard and others.
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland
, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Acord surname or a spelling variation of the name include:
Acord Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Andreas Lawrence Acord, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1753 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
Acord Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Art Acord, aged 32, who arrived in New York in 1924 aboard the ship "Vandyck" from Santos CITATION[CLOSE]
"New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JNCP-VN5 : 6 December 2014), Art Acord, 25 Jul 1924; citing departure port Santos, arrival port New York, ship name Vandyck, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).