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Hord Early Origins



The surname Hord 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.

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Hord Spelling Variations


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Hord Spelling Variations



Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Hord family name include Hord, Horde, Hoord, Hoorde, Hoard, Hoarde and others.

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Hord Early History


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Hord Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hord research. Another 281 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1510, 1600, 1241, 1396, 1982, 1455, 1487, 1599 and 1658 are included under the topic Early Hord History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hord Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hord Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hord 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



For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Hord surname or a spelling variation of the name include:

Hord Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Hord, who arrived at Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1623
  • Richard Hord, who came to Virginia in 1635
  • Bartholomew Hord, who came to Barbados in 1659
  • Francis Hord, who arrived in Virginia in 1664
  • Francis Hord, who landed in Virginia in 1664

Hord Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Hord, who arrived in Virginia in 1708
  • John Hord, who landed in Virginia in 1708
  • Johannes Hord, who arrived in America in 1738

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hord (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hord (post 1700)



  • Max Hord (b. 1953), American amateur and professional boxer
  • Ambrose Roy Hord Jr. (1934-2002), professional American football offensive lineman
  • Donal Hord (1902-1966), American sculptor
  • Norman Hord Ph.D., American Associate Professor of Food Science and Human Nutrition at Michigan State University
  • Edward R Hord (b. 1827), Texas legislator and army officer
  • Brian Howard Hord (b. 1934), British chartered surveyor and politician

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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. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    3. 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).
    4. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    5. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    6. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    8. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    9. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    10. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
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    The Hord Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hord 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 24 November 2014 at 07:33.

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