Hord History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Hord family

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.

Important Dates for the Hord family

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

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.

Early Notables of the Hord family (pre 1700)

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Hord migration to the United States

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 settled in Virginia in 1635
  • Bartholomew Hord, who settled in Barbados in 1659
  • Francis Hord, who arrived in Virginia in 1664
  • Francis Hord, who landed in Virginia in 1664 [1]
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 [1]
  • Johannes Hord, who arrived in America in 1738 [1]

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
  • Thomas Hord Herndon (1828-1883), American Democrat politician, Candidate for Representative from Alabama in the Confederate Congress 5th District, 1861; Member of Alabama State Legislature; U.S. Representative from Alabama 1st District, 1879-83 [2]
  • Harriett Hord Cartmell, American Democrat politician, Mayor of Maysville, Kentucky, 1986-90

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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)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, May 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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