Aykarde is a name that dates far back into the mists of early British history to the days of the Anglo-Saxon
tribes. It is derived from the Old French personal names Achart
Early Origins of the Aykarde family
The surname Aykarde was first found in Lincolnshire
, where they held a family seat
from very early times.
Early History of the Aykarde family
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Aykarde Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon
surnames like Aykarde are characterized by many spelling variations
. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Aykarde include: Hatchard, Hachard, Atchard, Achard and others.
Early Notables of the Aykarde family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Aykarde family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Aykarde or a variant listed above: 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..