Aylard History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The origins of the Anglo-Saxon name Aylard come from its first bearer, who was a person considered to be brave and noble.

Early Origins of the Aylard family

The surname Aylard was first found in Norfolk and Northampton where they were recorded in the Domesday Book in 1086 when Adelard was an under tenant of lands at that time.

"Adelard of Bath was a 12th century writer on philosophy, of English birth, flourished about the beginning of the twelfth century. His English name was Æthelhard. His native place is said to have been Bath; but of the facts of his life little is known beyond the few references to travels contained in his own writings, and an entry in the Pipe Roll, 31 Henry I. " [1]

Important Dates for the Aylard family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Aylard research. Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Aylard History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Aylard 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. Aylard has been spelled many different ways, including Aelheard, Adelard, Adlard and others.

Early Notables of the Aylard family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Aylard family

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 Aylards to arrive in North America: James Adlard who settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in the year 1876; but shortly afterward moved to the west. Paul and William Allard had landed in the year 1767.

Contemporary Notables of the name Aylard (post 1700)

  • Arthur D. Aylard (1870-1928), American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1912 [2]

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Citations

  1. ^ Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 18) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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