Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It is derived from the Old French personal names Achart and Aquart.
Early Origins of the Okerd family
Lincolnshire, where they held a family seat from very early times.
Early History of the Okerd family
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Okerd Spelling Variations
spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Okerd family name include Hatchard, Hachard, Atchard, Achard and others.
Early Notables of the Okerd family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Okerd family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Okerd surname or a spelling variation of the name include: 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..
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