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The history of the name Derichard goes back the Medieval period to a region known as Britanny. Such a French name was given to a person know for his bravery. The name Derichard is derived from the Germanic personal name Richard, which is composed of the elements ric, meaning powerful, and hard, meaning brave or strong.

Derichard Early Origins



The surname Derichard was first found in Brittany where they held a family seat in the honor of Kerjean, a seigneurie which would ultimately become noblesse as Barons of the Empire.

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Derichard Spelling Variations


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Derichard Spelling Variations



Changes of spelling have occurred in most surnames. The earliest explanation is that during the early development of the French language, names were not yet fixed in spelling. Usually a person gave his version of his name, phonetically, to a scribe, a priest, or a recorder. This depended on accent, and local accents frequently changed the spelling of a name. Some variables were adopted by different branches of the family name. Hence, there are some spelling variations of the name Derichard, including Richard, Richeau, de Richard, De Richard, de la Richard, Richaud, Richart and many more.

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Derichard Early History


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Derichard Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Derichard research. Another 163 words (12 lines of text) covering the year 1839 is included under the topic Early Derichard History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Derichard Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Derichard Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 29 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Derichard Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Approximately 110 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 people in Quebec. France gave land incentives for 2,000 migrants during the next decade. Early marriage was desperately encouraged amongst the immigrants. The fur trade attracted migrants, both noble and commoner. 15,000 explorers left Montreal in the late 17th and 18th centuries. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. Migration to New France (Quebec) continued from France until it fell in 1759. In the year 1675 the Acadian presence in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island had reached 500. In 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England and were deported to Louisiana. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The distinguished family name Derichard has made significant contributions to the culture, arts, sciences and religion of France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Derichard 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.

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Motto


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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: Aimer
Motto Translation: Love


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    2. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    3. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
    4. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    5. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    7. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
    8. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    9. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    10. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    11. ...

    The Derichard Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Derichard Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 29 October 2012 at 16:28.

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