× Home
×

Family Crest and History Search
House of Names
FREE SHIPPING on orders of $85 or more
An excerpt from www.HouseOfNames.com archives copyright © 2000 - 2016

Origins Available: French, Scottish


The Strathclyde-Briton people of ancient Scotland were the first to use the name Bayard. It is a name for someone who works as a poet, which was originally derived from the Gaelic word bard. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.


Bayard Early Origins



The surname Bayard was first found in Lanarkshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Lannraig) a former county in the central Strathclyde region of Scotland, now divided into the Council Areas of North Lanarkshire, South Lanarkshire, and the City of Glasgow, where they held a family seat from ancient times. According to legend, William the Lion, King of Scotland was alarmed by the approach of a wild boar, while hunting in one of the southwestern counties. Baird, who was a follower in the King's train, came forward to assist the King. Baird needed only a single arrow to slay the boar, and was rewarded for this service by the king. He was granted large areas of lands, and was assigned a Coat of Arms on which there is a wild boar. King William also commanded that Baird would have as his motto Dominus Fecit (The Lord made). In the Churchyard of Banff, Scotland, Baird's Arms may still be seen in an ancient monument to the Bairds of Auchmeddan.

Close

Bayard Spelling Variations


Expand

Bayard Spelling Variations



Before the printing press standardized spelling in the last few hundred years, no general rules existed in the English language. Spelling variations in Scottish names from the Middle Ages are common even within a single document. Bayard has been spelled Baird, Bard, Barde, Baard, Bayard, Beard and many more.

Close

Bayard Early History


Expand

Bayard Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bayard research. Another 285 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1616, 1656, 1647, 1667, 1620, 1698, 1654, 1737, 1686, 1745, 1697, 1658, 1715, 1690, 1740 and are included under the topic Early Bayard History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Close

Bayard Early Notables (pre 1700)


Expand

Bayard Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the family at this time was Henry Bard, 1st Viscount Bellomont (1616-1656), an English Royalist; Charles Rupert Bard, 2nd Viscount Bellomont (1647-1667); and Sir John Baird of Newbyth, Lord Newbyth (1620-1698), a Scottish advocate, judge, politician and diplomat, Commissioner for Aberdeenshire in the Parliament of Scotland...

Another 48 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bayard Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Close

Bayard In Ireland


Expand

Bayard In Ireland



Some of the Bayard family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 105 words (8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Close

The Great Migration


Expand

The Great Migration



For Scottish immigrants, the great expense of travel to North America did not seem such a problem in those unstable times. Acres of land awaited them and many got the chance to fight for their freedom in the American War of Independence. These Scots and their ancestors went on to play important roles in the forging of the great nations of the United States and Canada. Among them:

Bayard Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Nicholas Bayard, who landed in New York in 1647
  • Petrus Bayard, who landed in New York in 1647
  • Susan Bayard, who landed in Virginia in 1648
  • Jacques Bayard, who married Marie Valade in Charlesbourg in 1694

Bayard Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • François Bayard, who married Marie Faye in Trois-Rivières in 1711
  • Pierre Dominique Bayard, aged 32, arrived in Louisiana in 1719

Bayard Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Peter Bayard, who arrived in New York, NY in 1836
  • Mr Bayard, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1855
  • Robert Bayard, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1879

Bayard Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Louis Bayard, aged 20, arrived in Canada in 1643

Bayard Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Joseph Bayard, who married Madeleine Durivaux in 1749 in Quebec City
  • Augustin Bayard, who married Marie Bluteau in Longue-Pointe in 1774
  • Major Samuel Vetch Bayard U.E. (b. 1758) born in New York, USA who settled in Aylesford, Nova Scotia c. 1783 he served in the Orange Rangers Regiment, married to Catherine Van Horne in 1788 they had 11 children, he died in 1832 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Close

Contemporary Notables of the name Bayard (post 1700)


Expand

Contemporary Notables of the name Bayard (post 1700)



  • Richard Henry Bayard (1796-1868), U.S. Senator from Delaware
  • James Asheton Bayard Sr. (1767-1815), U.S. Senator from Delaware
  • Colonel Nicholas Bayard (1644-1707), early American official in the colony of New York, the sixteenth Mayor of New York City (1685 to 1686)
  • Alexis I. du Pont "Lex" Bayard (1918-1985), American politician from Delaware, the 13th Lieutenant Governor of Delaware
  • Thomas Francis Bayard (1828-1898), American Secretary of State, U.S. Ambassador to the United Kingdom
  • Jean-François Alfred Bayard (1796-1853), French playwright
  • Jean Bayard, bank director, Neuilly-sur-Seine

Close

Motto


Expand

Motto



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: Dominus fecit
Motto Translation: The Lord made.


Close

Bayard Family Crest Products


Expand

Bayard Family Crest Products




Close

See Also


Expand

See Also




Close

Citations


Expand

Citations



  1. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  2. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. The Charters of David I The Written Acts of David I King of Scots, 1124-53 and of His Son Henry, Earl of Northumerland, 1139-52. Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 1999. Print.
  2. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  3. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  4. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  5. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  6. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  7. Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
  8. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
  9. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  10. Adam, Frank. Clans Septs and Regiments of the Scottish Highlands 8th Edition. London: Bacon (G.W.) & Co, 1970. Print. (ISBN 10-0717945006).
  11. ...

The Bayard Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bayard 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.

This page was last modified on 6 January 2016 at 15:42.

Sign Up

  


FREE SHIPPING on orders of $85 or more
House of Names on Facebook
Follow Houseofnames on Twitter
Houseofnames on Pinterest