hereditary surnames in France were the patronymic surnames, which are derived from the father's given name, and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the mother's given name. The patronyms were derived from a variety of given names that were of many different origins. As well as the names of the saints of the Christian Church, many of the most common French surnames are derived from personal names of Germanic origin. The name Jirart is derived from the Germanic personal name Gerhard, which means brave spear.
Early Origins of the Jirart family
family seat from ancient times.
Early History of the Jirart family
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Jirart Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Gerrard, Girard, Girarde, Girardeau, Girardin, Girart, Girars, Girardes, Jirard, Jirarde, Jirart, Jirars, Guérard, Guirard, Guirarde, Guirart, Guirars and many more.
Early Notables of the Jirart family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Jirart family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Abraham Girard settled in New York in 1715; Daniel Girard settled in Philadelphia in 1787; Henry Girard settled in Louisiana with his wife Margueritte in 1720.
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