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The name Callard has a rich and ancient history. It is an Anglo-Saxon name that was originally derived from the given name Nicholas. A common diminutive of the name Nicholas was Col. The suffix "ard" was a Norman French suffix that meant "son of."

Early Origins of the Callard family


The surname Callard was first found in Essex and Sussex where they held a family seat from very early times.

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Early History of the Callard family

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Early History of the Callard family


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Callard Spelling Variations

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Callard Spelling Variations


Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Callard include Callard, Collard, Collarde, Colard, Colarde, Cullard, Collart, Collerd and many more.

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Early Notables of the Callard family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Callard family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Callard family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Callard family to the New World and Oceana


A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:

Callard Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Arthur Callard, aged 9, who settled in America, in 1894
  • John Callard, aged 43, who emigrated to the United States, in 1894

Callard Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Frederick William Callard, aged 58, who landed in America from London, England, in 1921
  • William H. Callard, aged 35, who emigrated to America, in 1921
  • James Callard, aged 38, who settled in America, in 1922
  • Milrray Callard, aged 16, who landed in America, in 1924

Callard Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Gwyn Harry Callard, aged 29, who settled in Winnipeg, Canada, in 1915

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Contemporary Notables of the name Callard (post 1700)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Callard (post 1700)


  • Rebecca Jayne Callard, English actress
  • Jonathan Edward Brooks Callard (b. 1966), English coach at the Rugby Football Union's National Academy
  • Kay Callard (1923-2008), Canadian film and television actress

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