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The name Agard originated with the Anglo-Saxon tribes that once ruled Britain. It is derived from the ancient personal name Eggar.

Agard Early Origins



The surname Agard was first found in Lancashire in the north of England, where they held a family seat from ancient times, but from about the 13th century moved south to Foston in Derbyshire, and Sudbury, in the same county.

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Agard Spelling Variations


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Agard 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 Agard has appeared include Agard, Aggard, Aegard, Agart, Aggart, Egard and many more.

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Agard Early History


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Agard Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Agard research. Another 105 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1516, 1613, 1701 and 1627 are included under the topic Early Agard History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Agard Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Agard Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 22 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Agard Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Agard In Ireland


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Agard In Ireland



Some of the Agard family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 91 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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 Agard arrived in North America very early:

Agard Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Edward Agard settled in Virginia in 1640
  • Edward Agard was one of the earliest settlers in the New World, being recorded in Virginia in the year 1640
  • Edward Agard, who arrived in Virginia in 1640

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Contemporary Notables of the name Agard (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Agard (post 1700)



  • David A. Agard Ph.D., American Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics at the University of California, San Francisco, Member, National Academy of Sciences (USA, 2007)
  • Kieran Ricardo Agard (b. 1989), English footballer who plays for Bristol City
  • Ernesto Agard (b. 1937), Panamanian basketball player at the 1968 Summer Olympics
  • John Agard (b. 1949), Afro-Guyanese playwright, poet, and children's writer from Guyana, awarded the the Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry in 2012
  • Robert Mason Agard, Librarian of the Library of Congress and Author

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    2. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    3. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    4. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    5. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    6. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    7. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    8. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    9. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    10. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
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    The Agard Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Agard 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.

    This page was last modified on 15 October 2015 at 08:25.

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