Aimard History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The prestigious surname Aimard originated in the beautiful and majestic region of Poitou in France. It is a topographical name, which is a type of hereditary surname. Topographical surnames were taken from physical features or landmarks that the family lived near.
Early Origins of the Aimard family
The surname Aimard was first found in Poitou, where the family played an integral role in the social and cultural domains of the region.
Aymer or Aethelmaer (Ethelmar) de Valence, or de Lusignan (d. 1260), was Bishop of Winchester and the younger son of Isabella, widow of King John, by her second husband, Hugh X, count of La Marche.
"Isabella having died in 1246, and the fortunes of their house being depressed in consequence of the failure of their father's rebellion, Guy of Lusignan, William of Valence, and Aymer, who was then in orders, came to England in 1247 to enrich themselves. Henry III received his half brother with great joy. Besides procuring several livings for Aymer, he compelled different bishops and abbots to assign him 'innumerable' pensions, so that his revenues soon equalled those of an archbishopric. " 
Aymer de Valence, Earl of Pembroke and Lord of Montignac, (d. 1324), was the third son of William of Valence, half-brother of Henry III and of Joan, daughter of Warine of Munchensi. 
Early History of the Aimard family
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Aimard Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Aymard, Aymars, Aymar, Aymaris, Des Aymars, Des Aymaris, Aymers, Aymer, Aymeric, Aymery, Aimard, Aimar, Aimery, Aimeric, Eymar, Eymars, Eymard, Hémard, Hémart, Hémet, Hembert, Hémery, Hémeret, Emery, Emmery and many more.
Early Notables of the Aimard family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the family at this time was Jean, man-at-arms for the Lord of Grève, he was also involved in the banishing of nobility from the Empire in 1467; Olivier, Lord of Viroflay in the district of Versailles...
Migration of the Aimard family
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Jean Eymar, who arrived in New York City in 1730 with his wife and three daughters; John Q. Aymar, 21; and J.W.H. Aymar, 21; who both settled in New York City in 1820.