The generations and branches of the Oakart family share a name that has its roots in the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. The name Oakart comes from the Old French personal names Achart
Early Origins of the Oakart family
The surname Oakart was first found in Lincolnshire
, where they held a family seat
from very early times.
Early History of the Oakart family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Oakart research.Another 197 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1150, 1154, 1189, 1273, 1379, 1787, 1636, 1697, 1679 and 1695 are included under the topic Early Oakart History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Oakart 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 Oakart include Hatchard, Hachard, Atchard, Achard and others.
Early Notables of the Oakart family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Oakart family to the New World and Oceana
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 Oakart or a variant listed above: P. Achard, who sailed to Louisiana in 1719; Michael and Joseph Achard, who came to Philadelphia, Pa. in 1796; and A. Achard, who arrived in San Francisco, Cal. in 1850..