Hacharde History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The ancient Anglo-Saxon surname Hacharde came from the Old French personal names Achart and Aquart.
Early Origins of the Hacharde family
The surname Hacharde was first found in Lincolnshire, where they held a family seat from very early times.
Important Dates for the Hacharde family
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Hacharde Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Hacharde family name include Hatchard, Hachard, Atchard, Achard and others.
Early Notables of the Hacharde family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hacharde family
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Hacharde surname or a spelling variation of the name include: P. Achard, who sailed to Louisiana in 1719; Michael and Joseph Achard, who came to Philadelphia, Pa. in 1796; and A. Achard, who arrived in San Francisco, Cal. in 1850..