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Spelling variations of this family name include: Montainard, De Monteynard, Monteynard, Montain, De Montainard, Montainarde, Montainardes, De Montainardes, De Montainarde, De Monteynarde, De Monteynardes, Ainard, Aynard, Eynard, Aynarde, Aynardes, Eynarde, Eynardes and many more.
First found in Dauphiny (French: Dauphiné or Dauphiné Viennois), a former province in southeastern France, where this impressive family held a family seat from ancient times.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Aynarde research. Another 604 words (43 lines of text) covering the years 1027, 1173, 1224, 1247, 1329, 1335, 1400, 1445, 1446, 1500, 1513, 1544, 1658, 1814, and 1820 are included under the topic Early Aynarde History in all our PDF Extended History products.
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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Pierre Aymard married Jeanne-Marguerite Bloys in 1702; François Aymard married Marie-Louise Descens the 12th of June, 1706.
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Potius Mori
Motto Translation: Better dead.
The Aynarde Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Aynarde Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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