personal name Richard, which is composed of the elements ric, meaning powerful, and hard, meaning brave or strong.
Early Origins of the Delarichard family
Brittany where they held a family seat in the honor of Kerjean, a seigneurie which would ultimately become noblesse as Barons of the Empire.
Early History of the Delarichard family
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Delarichard Spelling Variations
History has changed the spelling of most surnames. During the early development of the French language in the Middle Ages, a person gave his version of his name, phonetically, to a scribe, a priest, or a recorder. Some variables were adopted by different branches of the family name. Hence, there spelling variations of the name Delarichard, some of which include Richard, Richeau, de Richard, De Richard, de la Richard, Richaud, Richart and many more.
Early Notables of the Delarichard family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Delarichard family to the New World and Oceana
France was active as a cultural leader in the early 16th century. One particular area in which they lead was the exploration of the New World. The explorers, like Jacques Cartier in 1534, led the way to North America. Champlain, in 1608, made the first of twenty voyages to France to attract settlers and brought the first migrant in 1617. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec, and the French Acadian presence in the Maritimes had reached 500. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The family name Delarichard has made many distinguished contributions in France and New France to the world of science, culture, religion, and education. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Delarichard were Marin Richard arrived in Quebec from Normandy in 1669; Jean Richard arrived in Quebec from Anjou in 1700; Francois (1710), Francois (1747), and Michel (1746) arrived in Quebec from Brittany.
The Delarichard 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 Translation: Love
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