Hoard History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Hoard family

The surname Hoard was first found in Shropshire 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.

Important Dates for the Hoard family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hoard research. Another 141 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1510, 1600, 1241, 1396, 1982, 1455, 1487, 1599 and 1658 are included under the topic Early Hoard History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hoard 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 Hoard include Hord, Horde, Hoord, Hoorde, Hoard, Hoarde and others.

Early Notables of the Hoard family (pre 1700)

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Hoard migration to the United States

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 Hoard or a variant listed above:

Hoard Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Elias Hoard, who arrived in Virginia in 1654 [1]
  • Thomas Hoard, who landed in Maryland in 1674 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Hoard (post 1700)

  • Leroy J. Hoard (b. 1968), former American NFL football player, 1989 Rose Bowl MVP
  • Charles Brooks Hoard (1805-1886), American politician, U.S. Representative from New York (1857-1861)
  • William Dempster Hoard (1836-1918), American politician, a newspaper editor, 16th Governor of the Wisconsin (1889 to 1891)

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  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)
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