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Multiple Origins for the Surname Girard


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The prominent surname Girard originated in France, a country which has been a dominant presence in world affairs for centuries.The earliest forms of hereditary surnames in France were the patronymic surnames, which are derived from the father's given name, and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the mother's given name. The patronyms were derived from a variety of given names that were of many different origins. As well as the names of the saints of the Christian Church, many of the most common French surnames are derived from personal names of Germanic origin. The name Girard is derived from the Germanic personal name Gerhard, which means brave spear.

Girard Early Origins



The surname Girard was first found in Burgundy (French: Bourgogne), an administrative and historical region of east-central France where this celebrated family held a family seat from ancient times.

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Girard Spelling Variations


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Girard Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Gerrard, Girard, Girarde, Girardeau, Girardin, Girart, Girars, Girardes, Jirard, Jirarde, Jirart, Jirars, Guérard, Guirard, Guirarde, Guirart, Guirars and many more.

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Girard Early History


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Girard Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Girard research. Another 685 words (49 lines of text) covering the years 1325, 1370, 1518, 1528, 1648, 1775, 1789, 1806, and 1845 are included under the topic Early Girard History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Girard Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Girard Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Girard 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Girard Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Abraham Girard settled in New York in 1715
  • Abraham Girard, who arrived in New York, NY in 1715
  • Nicolas Girard settled in Louisiana in 1719
  • Francois Girard, who arrived in Louisiana in 1719
  • Nicolas Girard, who landed in Louisiana in 1719
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Girard Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Louis David Girard, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1800
  • Peter Girard settled in Philadelphia in 1834
  • John F. Girard settled in Philadelphia in 1834
  • Jean Pierre Girard, aged 43, landed in Missouri in 1845

Girard Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Pierre Girard, who landed in Canada in 1642
  • Pierre Girard, aged 38, arrived in Canada in 1643
  • Francois Girard, aged 28, landed in Quebec in 1658

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Contemporary Notables of the name Girard (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Girard (post 1700)



  • René Noël Théophile Girard (1923-2015), French-born, American historian, literary critic, and philosopher of social science
  • Stephen Girard (1750-1831), French-born, American philanthropist and banker
  • Pierre Louis Pélagie Girard, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815
  • Jean-Pierre Girard, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815
  • Jean-Baptiste Girard, Duke of Ligny, French Divisional General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815
  • Pierre-Simon Girard (1765-1836), French mathematician and engineer
  • Philippe de Girard (1775-1845), French inventor who many believe was the inventor of food preservation using tin cans
  • Jean-Yves Girard (b. 1947), French mathematician and logician
  • Charles Frédéric Girard (1822-1895), French biologist
  • Aimé Girard (1830-1898), French chemist
  • ... (Another 4 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    2. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
    3. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    4. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    5. Conrad, Glenn R. The First Families of Louisiana. Baton Rouge LA: Claitor's Publishing, 1970. Print.
    6. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    8. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    9. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    10. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
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    The Girard Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Girard 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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