McHard History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the McHard family

The surname McHard was first found in Ayrshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Inbhir Àir), formerly a county in the southwestern Strathclyde region of Scotland, that today makes up the Council Areas of South, East, and North Ayrshire. McHard is an old surname in the parish of Ballantrae. [1]

The same source notes the name is the "same as MacCuarta, MacCuairt, 'not improbably a corruption of MacMhuircheartaigh.' " [1]

Early History of the McHard family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McHard research. Another 132 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1471, 1473, 1544, 1627 and are included under the topic Early McHard History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

McHard Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: MacCord, McCord, MacCoard, McCoard, MacCourt, McCourt, McCourtie, McCordie, McCourty, McCordy, M'Cord, M'Corde, Makcorde, Mac Cuarta and many more.

Early Notables of the McHard family (pre 1700)

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Ireland Migration of the McHard family to Ireland

Some of the McHard family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 124 words (9 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 McHard family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Alexander McCordy, who settled in Boston in 1767; John McCord, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1813; James McCourt, aged 25; who settled in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1820.


Contemporary Notables of the name McHard (post 1700) +

  • Sam McHard, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Illinois 17th District, 1986 [2]
  • Mary Ann McHard (1825-1912), née Jones, English-born, Western Australian woman who contributed to Australian botany by collecting over 2000 plant specimens, who at the age of four arrived with her family in Fremantle, Western Australia, on 29 October 1829 aboard the Lotus


  1. ^ Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 22) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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