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The ancient name of lard finds its origins with the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It comes from a name for a person who worked as a larder. The original bearer of the surname was a superintendent for a place where bacon and meat was housed. Occupational names frequently were derived from the principal object associated with the activity of the original bearer, such as tools or products. In this case the product was bacon.

lard Early Origins



The surname lard was first found in Wiltshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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lard Spelling Variations


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lard 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 lard family name include Larder, Larderer, Lardar, Lard and others.

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lard Early History


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lard Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our lard research. Another 145 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1130, 1173, and 1616 are included under the topic Early lard History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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lard Early Notables (pre 1700)


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lard Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early lard 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, the Canadas, 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 lard surname or a spelling variation of the name include :

lard Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Hester Lard, who landed in Maryland in 1660
  • Mary Lard, who arrived in Maryland in 1676

lard Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Sarah Lard, aged 2, arrived in New Castle, Del in 1804
  • James Lard, aged 30, arrived in New Castle, Del in 1804
  • Jane Lard, aged 8, landed in New Castle, Del in 1804
  • James Lard, aged 30, arrived in New Castle, Del in 1804
  • Margaret Lard, aged 31, landed in New Castle, Del in 1804
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

lard Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Robert Lard, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1749

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Contemporary Notables of the name lard (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name lard (post 1700)



  • Allen Lard, American bronze medalist for golf at the 1904 Olympic games

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lard Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    2. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    3. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    4. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    5. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    6. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    7. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    8. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    9. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    10. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    11. ...

    The lard Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The lard 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 April 2014 at 09:40.

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