The surname Des galards was first found in Gascony (French: Gascogne), an area of southwest France bordering
, that was part of the "Province of Guyenne and Gascony" prior to the French Revolution, where this eminent family held a
since ancient times. The Château de Terraube was built around 1272 for the de Galard family, Merovingian dukes of Gascony and the family has held the castle since. The family arms can still be seen throughout the castle including the chimney.
Some of the family held the position of Bishop of Condom including: Raymond de Galard (1317-1340); and Pierre de Galard (1340-1369.)
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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: William Gallard, who settled in Virginia in 1643; John Gallard, who settled in Philadelphia in 1716; Pierre Elisee Gallaudet, who arrived in New York in 1724.