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The name Foard comes from one of the family having worked as a keeper of the ford or river crossing.

Foard Early Origins



The surname Foard was first found in Devon where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Foard Spelling Variations


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Foard Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Foard have been found, including: Forde, Ford, Alford and others.

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Foard Early History


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Foard Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Foard research. Another 231 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1804, 1640, 1642, 1586, 1640, 1559, 1616, 1594, 1615, 1598, 1674, 1662, 1619, 1699, 1619, 1684, 1660, 1664, 1669 and are included under the topic Early Foard History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Foard Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Foard Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of this surname at this time include William Ford or Foord (c.1559-1616?), Church of England clergyman, he may have been the same William Ford who became Rector of Thurleigh, Bedfordshire in 1594 or the William Ford who became Vicar of Bristow, Herefordshire in 1615; Thomas Ford (1598-1674), an English...

Another 49 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Foard Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Foard In Ireland


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Foard In Ireland



Some of the Foard family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 117 words (8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Among the first immigrants of the name Foard, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were :

Foard Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Jon Foard, who landed in Virginia in 1636
  • Chalcie Foard, who arrived in Virginia in 1652
  • Chalice Foard, who landed in Virginia in 1652
  • William Foard, who landed in Virginia in 1653
  • Dennis. Foard, who arrived in Virginia in 1654
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Foard Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • William Foard, who arrived in Virginia in 1703
  • Joseph Foard, who landed in Mississippi in 1798

Foard Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Heinrich Foard, aged 6, who emigrated to the United States, in 1893
  • John Foard, aged 25, who emigrated to the United States from Ireland, in 1893
  • John Foard, aged 20, who landed in America from County Mayo, in 1893
  • Wilhelm Foard, aged 1, who landed in America, in 1893
  • Stephan Foard, aged 25, who landed in America from Ireland, in 1893

Foard Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Charles Foard, aged 19, who settled in America from Nottingham, in 1902
  • J R Foard, who settled in America, in 1903
  • Lilli Foard, aged 40, who emigrated to America, in 1907
  • Beatrice Foard, aged 22, who landed in America from Clapham, England, in 1910
  • Francis Foard, aged 27, who landed in America from London, England, in 1913
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Foard (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Foard (post 1700)



  • Jefferson B. Foard, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Delaware, 1916
  • J. T. B. Foard, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 1884
  • Aubrey Foard, principal tubist of the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra

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Foard Historic Events


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Foard Historic Events




Empress of Ireland

  • Mr. Herbert Foard (1871-1914), Canadian Second Class Passenger from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada who was traveling aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking on May 29th 1914

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    2. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    3. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    5. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    6. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    8. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    9. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    10. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    11. ...

    The Foard Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Foard 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.

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