Chaud History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Early Origins of the Chaud family
The surname Chaud 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"  Another reference claims the Saxons called the place Cerdren  in 1065 but was listed three years later in the Domesday Book of 1086 as Cerdre.  Literally the place name possibly meant "house or building in rough ground," from the Old English words "ceart" + "aern." 
Early History of the Chaud family
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Chaud Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Chaud has undergone many spelling variations, including Chard, Charde, Chards and others.
Early Notables of the Chaud family (pre 1700)
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Chaud migration to the United States +
To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Chaud were among those contributors:
Chaud Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Amilie Chaud, aged 23, originally from London, England, arrived in New York in 1908 aboard the ship "Cedric" from Liverpool, England 
- Mallas K. Chaud, aged 48, arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Wabasha" from Algiers, Algeria 
Contemporary Notables of the name Chaud (post 1700) +
- Élisabeth Chaud (b. 1960), retired French alpine skier who competed in the 1984 Winter Olympics
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The Chaud 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.
- ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
- ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
- ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
- ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXPF-XWG : 6 December 2014), Amilie Chaud, 10 Jul 1908; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Cedric, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
- ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6CS-724 : 6 December 2014), Mallas K. Chaud, 15 Sep 1920; citing departure port Algiers, Algeria, arrival port New York, ship name Wabasha, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).