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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."

Havord Early Origins



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.

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Havord Spelling Variations


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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.

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Havord Early History


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Havord Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Havord 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 Havord History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Havord Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Havord Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 39 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Havord 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



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

Havord Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • William Havord, aged 40, a labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Waipa" in 1876
  • Phoebe Havord, aged 42, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Waipa" in 1876
  • Matthew Havord, aged 18, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Waipa" in 1876
  • George Havord, aged 16, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Waipa" in 1876

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    2. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    3. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    4. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    5. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    6. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    7. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    8. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    9. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    10. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    11. ...

    The Havord Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Havord 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.

    This page was last modified on 17 October 2013 at 16:30.

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