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layard Early Origins



The surname layard was first found in the Rhine Valley, where the family has been a prominent family for centuries, and held a family seat with domains, estates and manors. The family were well established in the region of Strasburg north to the coast and several members of the family distinguished themselves through their contributions toward the community and their religious activities. They and were rewarded with lands, titles and letters patent confirming their nobility. The family was originally from Albigensia and their original name was Raymond. They held a family seat near Montpellier. Pierre Raymond de Layard left France for England at the Edict of Nantes. He was appointed a Major in General Verey's Regiment of Foot and joined him at the Battle of the Boyne in Ireland. The family settled at Riverssdale outside Dublin. Some of the family returned to England where they became Member of Parliament or distinguished army officers. Charles Peter Layard was Dean of Bristol.

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layard Spelling Variations


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layard Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Layard, Laiyard, Layarde, Layerd, De Layard, d'layard and many more.

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layard Early History


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layard Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our layard research. Another 91 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early layard History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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layard Early Notables (pre 1700)


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layard Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

layard Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Reville Layard, who came to New Orleans Year in 1868

layard Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Mrs. Layard, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1865

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Contemporary Notables of the name layard (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name layard (post 1700)



  • Daniel Peter Layard (1721-1802), English physician and midwife, founder of the British Lying-in Hospital
  • Nina Frances Layard (1853-1935), English poetess, prehistorian, archaeologist and antiquary, one of the first four women to be admitted as Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London
  • John Willoughby Layard (1891-1974), English anthropologist and psychologist
  • Admiral Sir Michael Henry Gordon Layard KCB, CBE (b. 1936), British Royal Navy officer, Second Sea Lord (1992-1995), Commander-in-Chief Naval Home Command (1993-1995), Gentleman Usher to the Sword of State (1997-2005)
  • Sir Charles Peter Layard (1849-1916), British jurist, 18th Chief Justice of Ceylon (1902-1906), 3rd Attorney General of Ceylon (1892-1902), 2nd Solicitor General of Ceylon (1888-1892)
  • Lord Peter Richard Grenville Layard FBA (b. 1934), Baron Layard, British professor at the London School of Economics (2004)
  • Edgar Leopold Layard (1824-1900), Italian-born, British diplomat, naturalist and ornithologist, brother of Sir Austen Henry Layard
  • The Rt Hon Sir Austen Henry Layard (1817-1894), French-born, English traveller, archaeologist, art historian, collector, author, politician and diplomat, best known for his excavation of Nimrud and of Niniveh, where he uncovered in 1851 the library of Ashurbanipal

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Citations



    Other References

    1. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    2. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    3. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    4. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    5. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    6. 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).
    7. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    8. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    9. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
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    The layard Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The layard 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 5 September 2014 at 08:03.

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