Gildarde History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Early Origins of the Gildarde family
The surname Gildarde was first found in Yorkshire 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 1284 when William Geldehyrde held estates.
Early History of the Gildarde family
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Gildarde Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Gildart, Geldart, Gildhart, Geldhart, Gildarte, Geldharte and many more.
Early Notables of the Gildarde family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Gildarde family
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: John Gildart, who arrived in Fort Cumberland, Nova Scotia in 1774; Joshua Gildart, who arrived in Halifax, N.S. in 1774; Richard Gildart, who came to New York in 1774.
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