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Hansard History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Early Origins of the Hansard family


The surname Hansard was first found in Durham where they held a family seat as Lords of the manor of Evenwood in that shire, and were anciently members of the Parliament of the Bishop of Durham, and were a distinguished Border Clan. As with most of the Border Clans they acquired nicknames, and the Hansards were known as the "Handsome Hansards."

Early History of the Hansard family


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Hansard Spelling Variations


The name, Hansard, occurred in many references, and from time to time, it was spelt Handsard, Handsarde, Hansard, Hansarde and others.

Early Notables of the Hansard family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Hansard family to Ireland


Some of the Hansard family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Hansard family to the New World and Oceana


The New World beckoned settlers from the Scottish-English borders. They sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlantic. Some called them, less romantically, the "coffin ships." Among the early settlers bearing the Hansard surname who came to North America were:

Hansard Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Peter Hansard who landed in North America in 1764
  • William Hansard, who landed in Virginia in 1792 [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)

Hansard Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Hansard, who arrived in New York in 1837 [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)

Hansard Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Nestor Hansard, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Anglia" in 1851 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ANGLIA 1851. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Anglia.gif

Hansard Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Albert W Hansard, who landed in Auckland, New Zealand in 1840
  • J T Hansard, who landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1842

Contemporary Notables of the name Hansard (post 1700)


  • Bart Hansard (b. 1963), American actor, known for Deja Vu (2006), Diary of a Mad Black Woman (2005) and ATL (2006)
  • Thomas Curson Hansard (1776-1833), English printer and son of Luke Hansard, eponym of Hansard, the traditional name of the transcripts of Parliamentary Debates in Britain and some commonwealth countries and the Hansard Society in 1944 to promote parliamentary democracy; the first subscribers were Winston Churchill and Clement Attlee
  • Luke Hansard (1752-1828), English printer of the Journals of the House of Commons
  • Paul Hansard (1922-2013), German film and television actor, known for The Buccaneers (1956), The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes (1970) and Gold (1974)
  • Glen Hansard (b. 1970), Irish Academy Award and Grammy Award winning actor and composer, known for Once (2006), The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (2013) and The Odd Life of Timothy Green (2012)

The Hansard Motto


The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Fractus pugnato
Motto Translation: Broken in fight


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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. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ANGLIA 1851. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Anglia.gif

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