Coard History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Coard family

The surname Coard was first found in Ayrshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Inbhir Àir), formerly a county in the southwestern Strathclyde region of Scotland, that today makes up the Council Areas of South, East, and North Ayrshire. Coard is an old surname in the parish of Ballantrae. [1]

The same source notes the name is the "same as MacCuarta, MacCuairt, 'not improbably a corruption of MacMhuircheartaigh.' " [1]

Early History of the Coard family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Coard research. Another 132 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1471, 1473, 1544, 1627 and are included under the topic Early Coard History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Coard Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: MacCord, McCord, MacCoard, McCoard, MacCourt, McCourt, McCourtie, McCordie, McCourty, McCordy, M'Cord, M'Corde, Makcorde, Mac Cuarta and many more.

Early Notables of the Coard family (pre 1700)

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

Ireland Migration of the Coard family to Ireland

Some of the Coard family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 124 words (9 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Coard migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Coard Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • David Coard, who landed in Virginia in 1657 [2]


  1. ^ Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
  2. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)


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