Goard History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Goard family

The surname Goard was first found in Picardy (French: Picardie.)

Important Dates for the Goard family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Goard research. Another 23 words (2 lines of text) covering the years 1682, 1700, 1705, 1846, 1874, 1876, 1880, 1882, and 1885 are included under the topic Early Goard History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Goard Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Giard and others.

Early Notables of the Goard family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the family name at this period was Antoine Giard, born in Montreal in 1682, who took his first trip West in 1705 with his brother Gabriel. They were sent, by the Company of the Colony, established in 1700, to Detroit, a major center of the fur trade. He soon revealed himself to be an active settler, possessing a house in Kaskaskia, fertile lands, and another farm near Prairie-du-Rocher. Alfred-Mathieu Giard, born in Valenciennes in 1846, was a Zoology demonstrator and a professor of Natural History. From 1882 to 1885 he was deputy of...
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Goard migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Goard Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Rich Goard, aged 17, who landed in America in 1635 [1]
  • Richard Goard, who arrived in Roxbury, Massachusetts in 1644 [1]
Goard Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Francis Goard, who landed in Virginia in 1722 [1]

Goard migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Goard Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Samuel Goard, (b. 1830), aged 24, Cornish stonemason, from Charlestown, Cornwall, UK travelling aboard the ship "Lady Ann" arriving in New South Wales, Australia on 29th September 1854 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Goard (post 1700)

  • Tyrone Goard (b. 1989), American NFL football wide receiver
  • Charles I. Goard, American Democrat politician, Member of Ohio State House of Representatives from Ashland County; Elected 1897 [3]
  • William Pascoe Goard F.R.G.S (1863-1937), Cornish-born, Canadian Methodist minister, Vice-President of the British-Israel-World Federation, first editor of The National Message

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. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 3rd May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_nsw_1850_59.pdf
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 14) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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