Allard History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The prestigious surname Allard originated in the beautiful and majestic region of Poitou in France. France was notorious for its eccentric kings, but it was revered for its contributions to European art and culture. The surname Allard originally came from the region of Poitou. 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.

Some sources also believe that the name Allard comes from the Old French word "alleor," which meant "traveller." [1]

Early Origins of the Allard family

The surname Allard was first found in Poitou where the family held a family seat since early times.

Allard is also a noble name found in the French region of Brittany (French: Bretagne). Many of the Allard family were part of the military at this time and were involved in the armed watches throughout the 13th to 16th centuries. [2]

Pierre Allard, born in 1653, son of Pierre and Mathurine (née Verdon), settled in Quebec in the 17th century. He married Anne De La Voye, daughter of René and Anne (née Godin), at Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré on 22nd November 1683. [3]

Early History of the Allard family

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Allard Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Allard, Allart, Allar, Alard, Alart, Alar, Allarre, Allare, Alarre, Alare, Allarde, Allardes, Allarte, Allartes, D'Alare, Dallar, Dhalar, Dalar, Dallare, D'Allard, Dallard, Dallart, Dallar, d'Allard, Allar and many more.

Early Notables of the Allard family (pre 1700)

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United States Allard migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Allard Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
Allard Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Cristine Allard, who landed in Louisiana in 1718 [4]
  • Antoine Allard, aged 20, who arrived in Louisiana in 1719 [4]
  • Isaac Allard, who landed in Massachusetts in 1750 [4]
  • William Allard, who arrived in America in 1760 [4]
  • Paul and William Allard, wholanded in the year 1767
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Allard Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • John Allard, who arrived in Savanna(h), Georgia in 1809 [4]
  • Peter Gre Allard, who arrived in Savanna(h), Georgia in 1810 [4]
  • L Allard, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850 [4]
  • Martin Allard, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1886 [4]
  • Alfred Allard, aged 39, who immigrated to the United States from Paris, in 1899
Allard Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Achille Allard, aged 27, who landed in America from Paris, in 1904
  • Auguste Allard, aged 0, who settled in America from Carvin, France, in 1913

Canada Allard migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Allard Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
  • Mr. Julien Allard, French settler travelling to Canada for work arriving on 27th March 1665 [5]
Allard Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
  • Bertha Allard, aged 50, who settled in Quebec Canada, in 1911
  • Alfred Allard, aged 31, who immigrated to Montreal, Canada, in 1912
  • Albert Allard, aged 63, who settled in Ottawa, Ontario, in 1923

Australia Allard migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Allard Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • James Allard (aged 20) arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Eliza"

New Zealand Allard migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Allard Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Richard Henry Allard, (b. 1822), aged 37, English labourer from Essex travelling from Gravesend aboard the ship "Victory " arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 14th May 1859 [6]
  • Mrs. Mary Ann Allard, (b. 1825), aged 34, English settler from Essex travelling from Gravesend aboard the ship "Victory " arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 14th May 1859 [6]
  • Mr. Alfred Allard, (b. 1848), aged 11, English settler from Essex travelling from Gravesend aboard the ship "Victory " arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 14th May 1859 [6]
  • Miss Elizabeth Allard, (b. 1850), aged 9, English settler from Essex travelling from Gravesend aboard the ship "Victory " arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 14th May 1859 [6]
  • Mr. Henry Allard, (b. 1851), aged 8, English settler from Essex travelling from Gravesend aboard the ship "Victory " arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 14th May 1859 [6]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Allard (post 1700) +

  • Brigadier-General John Stetson Allard (1897-1967), American Duty with the VII Bomber Command (1943-1944) [7]
  • James Allard (b. 1969), former "Chief Experience Officer" and Chief Technology Officer, for Microsoft
  • Alan Wayne Allard (b. 1943), senior United States Senator from Colorado
  • Jean-Guy Allard (1948-2016), Canadian journalist
  • General Jean-Victor Allard (1913-1996), Canadian Chief of the Defence Staff from 1966 to 1969 [8]
  • Flight Lieutenant Geoffrey "Sammy" Allard DFC, DFM & Bar (1912-1941), British RAF flying ace of the Second World War
  • Sydney Allard (1910-1966), English founder of the Allard Car company
  • General Jean Victor Allard CC, CBE, GOQ, DSO & Two Bars, ED, CD (1913-1996), Canadian Chief of the Defense Staff from 1966-1969
  • Carole-Marie Allard (b. 1949), Liberal member of Canada's House of Commons
  • Geoffrey Allard, British fighter pilot and flying ace in the Royal Air Force, during World War II, credited with 19 aerial victories


  1. ^ Dionne, N.-E., Origine Des Familles Canadiennes-Français. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1969. Print.
  2. ^ Hozier, Charles D, and Antoine Bachelin-Delforenne. État présent De La Noblesse française (1883-1887): Contenant Le Distionnaire De La Noblesse Contemporaine Et Larmorial général De France, Dapres Les Manuscrits De Ch. D Hozier. Librairie Des Bibliophiles, 1884. Print.
  3. ^ Olivier, Reginald L. Your Ancient Canadian Family Ties. Logan: The Everton Publishers, Inc., P.O. Box 368, 1972. Print
  4. ^ 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)
  5. ^ Debien, Gabriel. Liste Des Engagés Pour Le Canada Au XVIIe Siècle. Vol. 6, Laval University, 1952. (Retreived 24th May 2018). Retrieved from https://lebloguedeguyperron.wordpress.com/2016/06/30/130-liste-des-contrats-dengagement-pour-la-nouvelle-france-releves-a-la-rochelle-entre-1634-et-1679/
  6. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  7. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, October 6) John Allard. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Allard/John_Stetson/USA.html
  8. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, August 30) Jean-Victor Allard. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Allard/Jean-Victor/Canada.html


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