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Cowlerd History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The origins of the name Cowlerd are with the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is 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 Cowlerd family

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

Early History of the Cowlerd family

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Cowlerd Spelling Variations

The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Cowlerd has been spelled many different ways, including Callard, Collard, Collarde, Colard, Colarde, Cullard, Collart, Collerd and many more.

Early Notables of the Cowlerd family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Cowlerd family to the New World and Oceana

Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Cowlerds to arrive in North America: Mary Collard who settled in Barbados in 1686; Stephen Collard settled in Maryland in 1737; Thomas Collard settled in Charles Town [Charleston], South Carolina in 1822.

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