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Chard Early Origins



The surname Chard was first found in Somerset at Chard, a borough, market-town, and parish, and the head of a union, in the hundred of Kingsbury-East. "This was a place of considerable importance during the heptarchy, and was by the Saxons called Cerdre (subsequently Cherde or Cerde), a name supposed to be derived from Cerdic, the founder of the kingdom of Wessex. In the 14th of Edward I. it was incorporated by Bishop Joslin, who set apart fifty-two acres out of his manor of Cherde" [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Another reference claims the Saxons called the place Cerdren [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
in 1065 but was listed three years later in the Domesday Book of 1086 as Cerdre. [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
Literally the place name possibly meant "house or building in rough ground," from the Old English words "ceart" + "aern." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)

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Chard Spelling Variations


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Chard Spelling Variations



Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Chard include Chard, Charde, Chards and others.

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Chard Early History


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Chard Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Chard research. Another 103 words (7 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Chard History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Chard Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Chard Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Chard Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Chard or a variant listed above:

Chard Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Josuah Chard, who landed in Virginia in 1607
  • Anne Chard who settled in Virginia in 1623
  • Joshua Chard settled in Virginia in 1623
  • Ann Chard, who arrived in Virginia in 1623
  • John Chard who settled in Barbados in 1634

Chard Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Pierre chard, aged 30, landed in Louisiana in 1719
  • John Chard, who arrived in America in 1765
  • Rachel and George Chard arrived in Pennsylvania in 1773
  • Rachel Chard, aged 10, landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1773
  • Pierre Chard, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1799

Chard Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Edward Chard, aged 26, landed in New York in 1812
  • William Chard, who arrived in New York in 1822
  • William, Chard Jr., who landed in New York in 1822

Chard Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Samuel Chard arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Duke of Bedford" in 1848
  • George Chard arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Asiatic" in 1849
  • Elizabeth Chard, aged 19, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "South Sea"
  • William Chard, aged 23, a farm labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Tantivy"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Chard (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Chard (post 1700)



  • Lawrence Chard, American coin & bullion dealer
  • Danny Chard (b. 1980), English right-handed batsman cricketer
  • Herbert William Chard (1869-1932), English cricketer
  • Phil Chard (b. 1960), English former footballer and manager
  • Thomas S Chard, English poet
  • William George Chard (1812-1877), California pioneer, born in New York, he was granted the Rancho Las Flores Mexican land grant in 1844
  • Geoffrey Chard AM (b. 1930), Australian opera singer
  • John Rouse Merriott Chard (1847-1897), British commander and Victoria Cross recipient, eponym of the John Chard Decoration and the John Chard Medal
  • Sylvia C Chard, Professor Emeritus in the department of Elementary Education at the University of Alberta

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Chard Historic Events


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Chard Historic Events




HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. Cyril James Chard, British Ordnance Artificer 1st Class, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking

HMS Repulse

  • Mr. Alewyn Mansel Chard, British Stoker 1st Class, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and died during the sinking

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Motto


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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: Nil desperandum
Motto Translation: Never despairing.


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Chard Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  3. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)

Other References

  1. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  2. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  3. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  4. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  5. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  6. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  7. 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.
  8. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  9. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  10. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  11. ...

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