Gallard History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Gallard family

The surname Gallard was first found in Gascony (French: Gascogne), an area of southwest France bordering Spain, that was part of the "Province of Guyenne and Gascony" prior to the French Revolution, where this eminent family held a family seat 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.)

Early History of the Gallard family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gallard research. Another 356 words (25 lines of text) covering the years 1062, 1235, 1238, 1248, 1302, 1304, 1311, 1317, 1340, 1369, 1683, 1783, 1811, 1825, 1868, 1873, and 1883 are included under the topic Early Gallard History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Gallard Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Galard, Galarde, Gallard, Gallart, Gallarte, Gallarde, Galart, Gallardt, Le Galard, La Galarde, Le Galart, La Gallarde, La Gallarte, Le Gallart, Le Gallardt, De Gallarte, De Gallardt, De Galard, De Galarde, De Gallard, De Gallarde, De Galart, De Gallart, Des Gallardes, Des Galards, Des Galardes, Des Galarts, Gallaud, Galaud, Gallaudet, Galaudet, Gallod, Galod, Gallodet and many more.

Early Notables of the Gallard family (pre 1700)

Another 35 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Gallard Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Gallard migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Gallard Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • William Gallard, who settled in Virginia in 1643
Gallard Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • John Gallard, who settled in Philadelphia in 1716
Gallard Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Peter Gallard, who settled in Philadelphia in 1808
  • Diego Gallard, who settled in Boston in 1822

Contemporary Notables of the name Gallard (post 1700) +

  • Mrs. Jill Gallard C.M.G., (b. 1968), British diplomat, was appointed Companion of the St. Michael and St George on 8th June 2018, for services to British foreign policy [1]


  1. ^ "Birthday and New Year Honours Lists (1940 to 2019)." Issue 62310, 4 July 2019 | London Gazette, The Gazette, June 2018, https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/62310/supplement/B1


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