The rich and ancient history of the Aikard family name dates back to the time of the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. It comes from the Old French personal names Achart
Early Origins of the Aikard family
The surname Aikard was first found in Lincolnshire
, where they held a family seat
from very early times.
Early History of the Aikard family
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Aikard 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 Aikard have been found, including Hatchard, Hachard, Atchard, Achard and others.
Early Notables of the Aikard family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Aikard family to the New World and Oceana
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 Aikard, 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..