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Multiple Origins for the Surname Havard


English


The surname Havard is derived from the Old English personal name "Hereweard," which is in turn made up of the elements "here," which meant army, and "weard," which meant "guard."

Havard Early Origins



The surname Havard was first found in Herefordshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held estates in that shire.

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Havard Spelling Variations


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Havard Spelling Variations



Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Havard include Havard, Harvard, Haverd, Harverd and others.

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Havard Early History


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Havard Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Havard research. Another 265 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1510, 1600, 1140, 1159, 1442, 1545, 1431, 1455, 1487, 1607, 1638 and 1637 are included under the topic Early Havard History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Havard Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Havard Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 39 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Havard Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Havard or a variant listed above:

Havard Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Elizabeth Havard, who arrived in Virginia in 1675
  • David Havard, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1693 [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)

Havard Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Ann Havard, an emigrant in bondage, who arrived in America in 1751

Havard Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Pierre Havard, who was on record in Quebec in 1690

Havard Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Havard, Welsh convict from Brecon, who was transported aboard the "Asia" on July 29th, 1823, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1823 with 151 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1823
  • John Havard, aged 36, who arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Adelaide" [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Tuesday 3 February 1852. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ADELAIDE 1852. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/adelaide1852.shtml

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Contemporary Notables of the name Havard (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Havard (post 1700)



  • Amanda Havard (b. 1986), American writer of young adult fiction, best known for The Survivor Series
  • Valery Havard (1846-1927), French-born, American career army officer, physician, author, and botanist
  • Kenneth Edward "Kenny" Havard (b. 1971), American businessman and politician, Member of the Louisiana House of Representatives (2012-)
  • James Pinkney Havard (b. 1937), American modernist painter
  • Russ Havard (b. 1971), American landscape painter
  • Charles S. Havard, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1908 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, February 5) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Dr. Robert Emlyn Havard (1901-1985), English physician of C.S. Lewis, humorously nicknamed a "Useless Quack," by Warren Lewis one of the founding members of the "Inklings," an informal Oxford literary society
  • Joseph-Marie-Pélagie Havard M.E.P., (1790-1838), French Catholic bishop and missionary in Vietnam
  • Peter Havard -Williams (1922-1995), Welsh librarian and library educator, Chief Librarian to the Council of Europe
  • Michel Havard (b. 1967), French politician, Member of the National Assembly of France
  • ... (Another 4 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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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 Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1823 with 151 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1823
  3. ^ South Australian Register Tuesday 3 February 1852. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ADELAIDE 1852. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/adelaide1852.shtml
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, February 5) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

Other References

  1. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  2. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  3. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  4. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  5. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  6. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  7. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  8. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  9. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  11. ...

The Havard Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Havard Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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