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Girard History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


Origins Available: English, French


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.

Early Origins of the Girard family


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.

Early History of the Girard family


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.

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.

Early Notables of the Girard family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Girard family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Girard Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Abraham Girard, who settled in New York in 1715
  • Abraham Girard, who arrived in New York, NY in 1715 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Nicolas Girard, who settled in Louisiana in 1719
  • Francois Girard, who arrived in Louisiana in 1719 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Nicolas Girard, who landed in Louisiana in 1719 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • ... (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 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Peter Girard, who settled in Philadelphia in 1834
  • John F. Girard, who settled in Philadelphia in 1834
  • Jean Pierre Girard, aged 43, who landed in Missouri in 1845 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Girard Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

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

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 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, March 6) Pierre Girard. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html
  • Jean-Pierre Girard, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, March 6) Jean-Pierre Girard. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html
  • Jean-Baptiste Girard, Duke of Ligny, French Divisional General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, March 6) Jean-Baptiste Girard. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html
  • 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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Citations


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, March 6) Pierre Girard. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html
  3. ^ Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, March 6) Jean-Pierre Girard. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html
  4. ^ Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, March 6) Jean-Baptiste Girard. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html

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