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The prominent surname Girardes 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 Girardes is derived from the Germanic personal name Gerhard, which means brave spear.

Girardes Early Origins



The surname Girardes 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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Girardes Spelling Variations


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Girardes 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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Girardes Early History


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Girardes Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Girardes 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 Girardes History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Girardes Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Girardes Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Girardes 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 or some of its variants were: Abraham Girard settled in New York in 1715; Daniel Girard settled in Philadelphia in 1787; Henry Girard settled in Louisiana with his wife Margueritte in 1720.

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