Show ContentsAymard History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The prestigious surname Aymard 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 Aymard family

The surname Aymard 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. " 1

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. 1

Early History of the Aymard family

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Aymard 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 Aymard family

Notable amongst the family at this time was

  • Antoine Aymard, colonel in 1808

Aymard Ranking

In France, the name Aymard is the 1,507th most popular surname with an estimated 3,895 people with that name. 2

United States Aymard migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Aymard Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Pierre Aymard married Jeanne-Marguerite Bloys in 1702
  • François Aymard married Marie-Louise Descens the 12th of June, 1706

Australia Aymard migration to Australia +

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

Aymard Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • A.P. Aymard, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Elizabeth" in 1849 3

Contemporary Notables of the name Aymard (post 1700) +

  • Antoine Aymard, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 4
  • André Aymard, French historian
  • Emmanuel Aymard, French dental surgeon, Paris

  1. Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print
  3. State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ELIZABETH 1849. Retrieved from
  4. Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, February 11) Antoine Aymard. Retrieved from on Facebook