Acord History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancient Anglo-Saxon surname Acord came from the Old French personal names Achart and Aquart.

Early Origins of the Acord family

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

Important Dates for the Acord family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Acord 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 Acord History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Acord Spelling Variations

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.

Early Notables of the Acord family (pre 1700)

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Acord migration to the United States

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 [1]
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 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Acord (post 1700)

  • Will H. Acord (1896-1977), American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1944 [3]


  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch ( : 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.).
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, August 16) . Retrieved from
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