Show ContentsHatchard History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Hatchard originated with the Anglo-Saxon tribes that once ruled Britain. It is derived from the Old French personal names Achart and Aquart. Achard was a personal name in the Domesday Book of 1086. [1]

Early Origins of the Hatchard family

The surname Hatchard was first found in the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 where Henry Achard, Huntingdonshire; and Richard Achard, Yorkshire were listed. Later the Yoprkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379 listed Johannes Hachet, Mergareta Hachet, and Robertus Achard. [2]

Early History of the Hatchard family

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Hatchard Spelling Variations

One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Hatchard has appeared include Hatchard, Hachard, Atchard, Achard and others.

Early Notables of the Hatchard family (pre 1700)

Distinguished members of the family include John Eachard (1636?-1697), an English divine and satirist from Suffolk, twice Vice-Chancellor of Cambridge University (in 1679 and 1695.) "He governed his college with the utmost care and fidelity, and to the general satisfaction of the whole university. He procured many donations...
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United States Hatchard migration to the United States +

At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Hatchard arrived in North America very early:

Hatchard Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Sampson Hatchard, who landed in Maryland in 1678 [3]
Hatchard Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • George Hatchard, who arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Vardulia" from London, England [4]
  • George Hatchard, aged 17, who arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Minnekahda" from London, England [4]
  • Bert Hatchard, aged 44, who arrived in New York in 1921 aboard the ship "Olympic" from Southampton, England [4]

Australia Hatchard migration to Australia +

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

Hatchard Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • James Hatchard, aged 21, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Gloucester" [5]

Contemporary Notables of the name Hatchard (post 1700) +

  • Thomas Goodwin Hatchard (1818-1870), English bishop of Mauritius in 1869 but died of cholera on the island of Mauritius 28 Feb. 1870 [6]
  • John Hatchard (1769-1849), English founder of Hatchards in 1797 in Piccadilly, London, the oldest bookshop in the United Kingdom [6]
  • Caroline Hatchard (1883-1970), English opera singer
  • John Herbert "Jack" Hatchard (1917-1984), New Zealand association football player, member of the New Zealand National Team in 1936
  • Lieutenant Polly Hatchard, British Royal Navy officer, the first military woman to reach the South Pole, member of the Royal Navy Polar Expedition (2006-2007)

  1. Lower, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  2. Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  3. 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)
  4. Ellis Island Search retrieved 15th November 2022. Retrieved from
  5. South Australian Register Tuesday 3 February 1852. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) GLOUCESTER 1852. Retrieved
  6. Wikisource contributors. "Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900." Wikisource . Wikisource , 4 Jun. 2018. Web. 30 June 2020 on Facebook