Larder History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Anglo-Saxon name Larder comes from when its first bearer worked as 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.

Early Origins of the Larder family

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

Early History of the Larder family

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Larder 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 Larder include Larder, Larderer, Lardar, Lard and others.

Early Notables of the Larder family (pre 1700)

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United States Larder 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 Larder or a variant listed above:

Larder Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Thomas Larder, who landed in America in 1801 [1]
  • Anna Larder, who sailed to Baltimore in 1832

Australia Larder migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Larder Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

Contemporary Notables of the name Larder (post 1700) +

  • David Larder, Canadian Director of the International Educational Services Corporation


  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. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 21st September 2022). https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/fairlie


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