The name De ards is believed to have been derived from the name of the town of Ards in
, and appears in several medieval Irish documents as Dardes and Daritz. De Ardis is an obsolete form.
, where it has continuously been recorded since 1250. Five bearers of the name were outlawed
after the defeat of James II.
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