Show ContentsHallard History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The origins of the Anglo-Saxon name Hallard come from its first bearer, who was a person considered to be brave and noble. [1] [2]

Early Origins of the Hallard family

The surname Hallard was first found in Norfolk and Northampton where they were recorded in the Domesday Book in 1086. Adelard was an under tenant of lands at that time. [3] "Adelhard was a cousin of Charlemagne, and Abbot of Corbie." [4]

Adelardus (without surname) is also listed in the Domesday Book of 1086. Adam Adelard was found in the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 in Cambridgeshire. The same rolls include Simon filius Aderlard, Lincolnshire. In Somerset, John Athelard was listed 1 Edward III (during the first year of King Edward III's reign.) [5] Later John Adelard was documented in 1327 in Yorkshire, and Richard William Adlard was listed in the Yorkshire Poll Tax of 1379. [4]

In Gloucestershire, early Pipe Rolls listed Roger Aillard (1205) and Richard Alard (1209). Nicholas Adelard was found in the Subsidy Rolls for Worcestershire in 1275 and Stephen Eyllard was listed in the Subsidy Rolls for Sussex in 1296. Richard Athelard was found in the Subsidy Rolls of 1327 for Cambridgeshire and William Athelard was found in the Subsidy Rolls for Sussex in 1327. [2]

"Adelard of Bath was a 12th century writer on philosophy, of English birth, flourished about the beginning of the twelfth century. His English name was Æthelhard. His native place is said to have been Bath; but of the facts of his life little is known beyond the few references to travels contained in his own writings, and an entry in the Pipe Roll, 31 Henry I. " [6]

Early History of the Hallard family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hallard research. Another 70 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1505 and 1794 are included under the topic Early Hallard History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hallard Spelling Variations

The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Hallard has been spelled many different ways, including Aelheard, Adelard, Adlard and others.

Early Notables of the Hallard family

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Australia Hallard migration to Australia +

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

Hallard Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. John Hallard, British convict who was convicted in Worcester, Worcestershire, England for 7 years, transported aboard the "Competitor"18th March 1823, arriving in Tasmania (Van Diemen's Land) [7]
  • Miss Jane Hallard1800, English milliner who was convicted in Bridgwater, Somerset, England for 7 years for stealing, transported aboard the "Emma Eugenia" on 16th November 1843, arriving in Tasmania (Van Diemen's Land) [8]

Contemporary Notables of the name Hallard (post 1700) +

  • Nick Hallard (b. 1975), English artist based in Worthing in the United Kingdom, known primarily for his work on pub signs
  • Frederick Hallard FRSE PRSSA (1821-1882), Scottish advocate and legal author, Sheriff-Substitute for Midlothian 1855 to 1882, Director of the Edinburgh Philosophical Institution and President of the Royal Scottish Society of Arts
  • Steven Leslie Hallard (b. 1965), British archer from Rugby, Warwickshire, member of the British squad that won the team bronze medals at the 1988 and 1992 Summer Olympics
  • Philip Hallard (b. 1971), birth name Philip Purser-Hallard, British science fiction and fantasy author described by the British Fantasy Society as "the best kept secret in British genre writing"
  • Charles Maitland "C.M." Hallard (1865-1942), Scottish actor, known for The Case of Lady Camber (1920), Regal Cavalcade (1935) and Convict 99 (1919)
  • Thierry Hallard (1943-2006), Belgium stuntman, known for Transport (1983), Le Retour d'Arsène Lupin (1989) and Mascara (1987)
  • Julien Hallard, French director and writer, known for Meeting Vincent Gallo (2008), Comme des garçons (2018) and Vinyl (2009)
  • Ian Christopher Hallard (b. 1974), British actor from Birmingham, West Midlands, known for his work on Mary Queen of Scots (2018), Doctor Who (2005) and Poirot (1989)
  • Hallard Leo "Snow" White (1929-2016), New Zealand rugby union player and president of the New Zealand Rugby Union in 1990
  • Hallard Leo "Snow" White (1929-2016), New Zealand rugby union player for Auckland (1950-1963) and for the New Zealand National Team (1953-1955)

  1. Harrison, Henry, Surnames of the United Kingdom: A Concise Etymological Dictionary Baltimore: Geneological Publishing Company, 2013. Print
  2. Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  3. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  4. Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  5. Dickinson, F.H., Kirby's Quest for Somerset of 16th of Edward the 3rd London: Harrison and Sons, Printers in Ordinary to Her Majesty, St, Martin's Lane, 1889. Print.
  6. Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print
  7. Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 5th March 2021). Retrieved from
  8. Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 31st March 2022). Retrieved from on Facebook