The surname Havord 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."
Early Origins of the Havord family
The surname Havord 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.
Early History of the Havord family
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Havord Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred
years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations
are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon
surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Havord were recorded, including Havard, Harvard, Haverd, Harverd and others.
Early Notables of the Havord family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Havord family to the New World and Oceana
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England
went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Havord family emigrate to North America:
Havord Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Alice Havord, who landed in Virginia in 1641 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)
Havord Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- William Havord, aged 40, a labourer, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Waipa" in 1876
- Phoebe Havord, aged 42, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Waipa" in 1876
- Matthew Havord, aged 18, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Waipa" in 1876
- George Havord, aged 16, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Waipa" in 1876