The name Harboard is rooted in the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. It was originally a name for someone who worked as 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 Harboard family
The surname Harboard 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 Harboard family
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Harboard Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon
surnames like Harboard are characterized by many spelling variations
. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Harboard include Arbour, Arbor, Harbord, Harbard, Hardboard, Harboard, Harber, Harbot and many more.
Early Notables of the Harboard family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Harboard family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Harboard or a variant listed above: Michael Arbor who settled in New York State in 1775; and Joseph Arbour arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1786. Frank Harber settled in Virginia in 1647.
The Harboard 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.