in 1066. This Norman name was soon thereafter given to a
, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.
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Before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Sound was what guided spelling in the Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Galarde family name include Gaylord, Gaillard, Galliard, Gaylor, Gayleard and others.
To escape the political and religious chaos of this era, thousands of English families began to migrate to the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. The passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe; however, those who made the voyage safely were encountered opportunities that were not available to them in their homeland. Many of the families that reached the New World at this time went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of the United States and Canada. Research into various historical records has revealed some of first members of the Galarde family to immigrate North America: John Gaylord who settled in Nantasket in 1630; William Gaylord settled there the same year.