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Atchord History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Atchord is from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of the Britain and comes from the Old French personal names Achart and Aquart.

Early Origins of the Atchord family

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

Early History of the Atchord family

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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 Atchord History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Atchord Spelling Variations

The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Atchord has been spelled many different ways, including Hatchard, Hachard, Atchard, Achard and others.

Early Notables of the Atchord family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Atchord family to the New World and Oceana

Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Atchords to arrive in North America: 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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