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The Aikeard family name is linked to the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. Their name comes from the Old French personal names Achart and Aquart.

Aikeard Early Origins



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

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Aikeard Spelling Variations


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Aikeard Spelling Variations



Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Aikeard include Hatchard, Hachard, Atchard, Achard and others.

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Aikeard Early History


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Aikeard Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Aikeard research. Another 197 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1150, 1154, 1189, 1273, 1379, 1787, 1636, 1697, 1679 and 1695 are included under the topic Early Aikeard History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Aikeard Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Aikeard Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 34 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Aikeard Notables 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



Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Aikeard were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: 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..

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