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The name Galard has a history dating as far back as the Norman Conquest of England in 1066 when the culture from which this family sprang arrived on British soil. It was a name for a happy, joyous, and bold person. The name Galard derives from the nickname the galliard, which means the bold or the joyous.

Galard Early Origins



The surname Galard was first found in county Devon where they held a family seat from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Galard Spelling Variations


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Galard Spelling Variations



Norman surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. The frequent changes in surnames are largely due to the fact that the Old and Middle English languages lacked definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England, as well as the official court languages of Latin and French, also had pronounced influences on the spelling of surnames. Since medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, rather than adhering to any specific spelling rules, it was common to find the same individual referred to with different spellings. The name has been spelled Gaylord, Gaillard, Galliard, Gaylor, Gayleard and others.

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Galard Early History


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Galard Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Galard research. Another 131 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 135 and 1351 are included under the topic Early Galard History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Galard Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Galard Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Galard Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Many English families emigrated to North American colonies in order to escape the political chaos in Britain at this time. Unfortunately, many English families made the trip to the New World under extremely harsh conditions. Overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the stormy Atlantic. Despite these hardships, many of the families prospered and went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the United States and Canada. Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the name Galard or a variant listed above:

Galard Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Henri Galard, aged 50, originally from Toulouse, France, arrived in New York in 1908 aboard the ship "La Lorraine" from Havre, France [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JX5W-WMP : 6 December 2014), Henri Galard, 12 Sep 1908; citing departure port Havre, arrival port New York, ship name La Lorraine, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Virginia Galard, aged 20, originally from Campoberg, arrived in New York in 1909 aboard the ship "Regina d'Italia" from Naples, Italy [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JF91-QNB : 6 December 2014), Virginia Galard, 13 Jan 1909; citing departure port Naples, arrival port New York, ship name Regina d'Italia, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Anna Ceceri Galard, aged 1, originally from Caserta, arrived in New York in 1909 aboard the ship "Regina d'Italia" from Naples, Italy [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JF91-QN1 : 6 December 2014), Anna Ceceri Galard, 13 Jan 1909; citing departure port Naples, arrival port New York, ship name Regina d'Italia, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Marguerite Galard, aged 23, originally from Jouiville Le Pont, France, arrived in New York in 1912 aboard the ship "Niagara" from Havre, France [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JJRZ-GZW : 6 December 2014), Marguerite Galard, 01 Oct 1912; citing departure port Havre, arrival port New York, ship name Niagara, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

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Contemporary Notables of the name Galard (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Galard (post 1700)



  • René de Galard de Béarn (1699-1771), Marquis de Brassac was a French soldier and amateur composer of the Baroque era
  • Count Gustave de Galard (1777-1840), French painter and designer
  • Geneviève de Galard (b. 1925), French nurse, dubbed l'ange de Dien Bien Phu ("the Angel of Dien Bien Phu") during the French war in Indo China,awarded the Légion d´honneur and the Croix de Guerre TOE in 1954

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Citations


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  1. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JX5W-WMP : 6 December 2014), Henri Galard, 12 Sep 1908; citing departure port Havre, arrival port New York, ship name La Lorraine, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JF91-QNB : 6 December 2014), Virginia Galard, 13 Jan 1909; citing departure port Naples, arrival port New York, ship name Regina d'Italia, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JF91-QN1 : 6 December 2014), Anna Ceceri Galard, 13 Jan 1909; citing departure port Naples, arrival port New York, ship name Regina d'Italia, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  4. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JJRZ-GZW : 6 December 2014), Marguerite Galard, 01 Oct 1912; citing departure port Havre, arrival port New York, ship name Niagara, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Other References

  1. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  2. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  3. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  4. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  5. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  6. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  7. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  8. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  9. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  10. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
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The Galard Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Galard 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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