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Guerard History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



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

Early Origins of the Guerard family


The surname Guerard 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 Guerard family


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Guerard 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 Guerard family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Guerard family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Guerard Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Jacob Guerard, who landed in South Carolina in 1679 [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)
  • John Guerard, who landed in South Carolina in 1697 [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 Jacob Guerard, who arrived in South Carolina in 1697 [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)

Guerard Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Pierre Guerard, aged 26, 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)

Contemporary Notables of the name Guerard (post 1700)


  • Albert Joseph Guerard (1914-2000), American Academy Award in Literature winning critic, novelist, and professor
  • Benjamin Guerard (1739-1788), American lawyer and politician, the 34th Governor of South Carolina from 1783 to 1785
  • Albert Léon Guérard (1880-1959), American scholar and author of Comparative Literature who taught at Stanford University
  • Michel Guérard (b. 1933), French chef, author, one of the founders of nouvelle cuisine
  • Daniel Guérard (b. 1974), Canadian retired professional NHL ice hockey player for the Ottawa Senators
  • Stéphane Guérard (b. 1968), Canadian retired professional NHL ice hockey player who played 34 games for the Quebec Nordiques
  • Johann Joseph Eugene von Guérard (1811-1901), Austrian-born Australian artist active from 1852 until 1882
  • Theodor von Guérard (1863-1943), German jurist and politician, Minister of Justice during the early 1930s

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  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)

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