The ancient name of Harberd finds its origins with the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. It comes from a name for a person who ran a lodging house.
This surname is a metonymic
form of the surname Harberer,
and is derived from the Old English word herebeorg,
which means shelter
Early Origins of the Harberd family
The surname Harberd was first found in the English county of Suffolk
in the south east where they had been settled from very ancient times.
Early History of the Harberd family
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Harberd 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 Harberd family name include Arbour, Arbor, Harbord, Harbard, Hardboard, Harboard, Harber, Harbot and many more.
Early Notables of the Harberd family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Harberd family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Harberd Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Thomas Harberd, English convict from Buckinghamshire, who was transported aboard the "Argyle" on March 5th, 1831, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia CITATION[CLOSE]
State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Argyle voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1831 with 251 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/argyle/1831
The Harberd 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 Translation: With equanimity.