Anglo-Saxon origin and came from the Old French personal names Achart and Aquart.
Early Origins of the Eacherd family
Lincolnshire, where they held a family seat from very early times.
Early History of the Eacherd family
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Eacherd Spelling Variations
hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Eacherd include Hatchard, Hachard, Atchard, Achard and others.
Early Notables of the Eacherd family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Eacherd family to the New World and Oceana
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: P. Achard, who sailed to Louisiana in 1719; Michael and Joseph Achard, who came to Philadelphia, Pa. in 1796; and A. Achard, who arrived in San Francisco, Cal. in 1850..
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