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
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
Havord Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
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