Levrard is a name of Anglo-Saxon
origin. It was a name given to a a hard and ever enduring personality. The surname Levrard originally derived from the Old German Eberhardt
which referred to the endurance and strength of a boar.
It was adopted in England
after the Norman Conquest
Early Origins of the Levrard family
The surname Levrard was first found in Essex
where they held a family seat
from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest
and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Levrard family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Levrard research.Another 95 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1380, 1680, 1654, 1656, 1625, 1694, 1661, 1679, 1611 and 1668 are included under the topic Early Levrard History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Levrard Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred
years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations
are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon
surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Levrard were recorded, including Everard, Evererd, Everid and others.
Early Notables of the Levrard family (pre 1700)
Notables of the family at this time include Esmond de Everard about 1380; Sir Richard Everard, 1st Baronet
(died 1680) an English politician, Member of Parliament for Essex
(1654-1656); Sir Richard Everard, 2nd Baronet
(1625-1694), an English politician, Member... Another 38 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Levrard Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Levrard family to Ireland
Some of the Levrard family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 71 words (5 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Levrard family to the New World and Oceana
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England
went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Levrard family emigrate to North America: Martha and Phillip Everard who settled in Virginia in 1660; John Everard settled in Jamaica in 1684; another John Everard arrived in Philadelphia in 1856..