Anglo-Saxon culture of England. It comes 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 Cullerd family
Essex and Sussex where they held a family seat from very early times.
Early History of the Cullerd family
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Cullerd 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 Cullerd has undergone many spelling variations, including Callard, Collard, Collarde, Colard, Colarde, Cullard, Collart, Collerd and many more.
Early Notables of the Cullerd family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Cullerd family to the New World and Oceana
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 Cullerd were among those contributors: 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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