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Multiple Origins for the Surname Gard


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Gard Early Origins



The surname Gard was first found in Kent where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1275 when Richard and John Gard held Lands.

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Gard Spelling Variations


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Gard Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Gard are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. The variations of the name Gard include: Gard, Guard, Garde, Guarde and others.

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Gard Early History


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Gard Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gard research. Another 139 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1455, 1487, 1606, 1662, 1645 and 1697 are included under the topic Early Gard History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gard Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gard Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 41 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Gard Notables 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



Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North Ameri ca. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Gard or a variant listed above:

Gard Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Margaret Gard, aged 24, landed in Virginia in 1635

Gard Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Robert Gard, who landed in Virginia in 1700

Gard Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Juan Gard, aged 57, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1829
  • Manuel G Gard, aged 8, landed in New Orleans, La in 1829
  • Peter Gard, who arrived in Indiana in 1840
  • Q J Gard, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • Miss Gard, who arrived in America in 1856

Gard Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Bennett Gard, English convict from Wiltshire, who was transported aboard the "Arab" on July 3, 1822, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Arab voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1822 with 155 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/arab/1822
  • William Gard arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Cleveland" in 1839 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CLEVELAND 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Cleveland.htm
  • Elizabeth Gard arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Cleveland" in 1839 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CLEVELAND 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Cleveland.htm
  • Thomas Gard arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Cressy" in 1847 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CRESSY 1847. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1847Cressy.htm
  • Richard Gard, aged 18, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Lord Raglan"
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Gard Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Frederic Gard, aged 24, a farm labourer, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ocean Mail" in 1875
  • William George Gard, aged 25, a plasterer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rodney" in 1875
  • Sarah A. Gard, aged 21, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rodney" in 1875

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Contemporary Notables of the name Gard (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Gard (post 1700)



  • Major-General Robert Gibbins Gard (1899-1983), American Commanding General VII Corps (1957-1959)
  • Warren Gard (1873-1929), American Democrat politician, Common Pleas Court Judge in Ohio, 1907-12; U.S. Representative from Ohio 3rd District, 1913-21; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1924, 1928
  • Thomas Gard, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 2000
  • Seth Gard (1775-1845), American politician, Delegate to Illinois State Constitutional Convention from Edwards County, 1818
  • Oliver Gard, American Republican politician, Chair of Clinton County Republican Party, 1905
  • Nancy Gard, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1948
  • Jess Gard, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Oregon, 1960
  • Beverly Gard, American Republican politician, Presidential Elector for Indiana, 2000
  • Trevor Gard (b. 1957), former English first-class cricketer
  • Michael "Mike" Gard (b. 1952), former Australian politician
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Gard Historic Events


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Gard Historic Events




Empress of Ireland

  • Mr. Johannes Gard (1869-1914), Norwegian Third Class Passenger from Stavanger, Norway who survived the sinking on the Empress of Ireland on May 29th 1914

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Toujours fidele
Motto Translation: Always faithful.


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Gard Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Arab voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1822 with 155 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/arab/1822
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CLEVELAND 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Cleveland.htm
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CRESSY 1847. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1847Cressy.htm

Other References

  1. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  2. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  3. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  4. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  5. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  6. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  7. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  9. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  10. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  11. ...

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

This page was last modified on 9 January 2017 at 09:15.

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