Southard History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Southard family

The surname Southard was first found in Lancashire, principally in the area of Samlesbury Hall where they held a family seat from very ancient times, as Lords of the manor of Southworth. Specifically, Houghton with Middleton and Arbury was an ancient family homestead. "The three manors were granted by the Baron of Newton at an early period to the Southworths, at first of Southworth, but afterwards of Samlesbury. Sir John Southworth, said to have been a favourite of Queen Elizabeth's, is supposed to have sold much of the family property in this quarter; which is extremely probable, as in the 11th of Charles I., of all the extensive possessions of the Southworths, the manor of Samlesbury was alone remaining." [1]

Early History of the Southard family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Southard research. Another 55 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 1592 and 1654 are included under the topic Early Southard History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Southard Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Southworth, Southwood, Sowarth, Southwerth and others.

Early Notables of the Southard family (pre 1700)

Notables of this surname at this time include: Sir Thomas Southworth of Southworth; and Father John Southworth (also called Saint John Southworth) (1592-1654), an English Catholic martyr who was from the Lancashire family who lived...
Another 34 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Southard Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Ireland Migration of the Southard family to Ireland

Some of the Southard family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Southard migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Southard Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Constant Southard, aged 13, who arrived in Massachusetts in 1628 [2]
  • Joseph Southard, who landed in Massachusetts in 1683 [2]
Southard Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • O P Southard, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851 [2]
  • C. J. Southard, aged 41, who settled in America, in 1894
  • George H. Southard, aged 36, who immigrated to the United States, in 1894
  • Harry E. Southard, aged 5, who landed in America, in 1896
  • Clementina Southard, aged 33, who settled in America, in 1896
Southard Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Geo. F. Southard, aged 56, who landed in America, in 1904
  • Frank Southard, aged 28, who landed in America, in 1905
  • Edith Brett Southard, aged 30, who immigrated to the United States, in 1907
  • Chas. E. Southard, aged 39, who immigrated to the United States, in 1907
  • Blanche Southard, aged 28, who landed in America, in 1909
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Canada Southard migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Southard Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Archelaus Southard, who landed in Canada in 1830
  • John Southard, who arrived in Canada in 1830
  • William Southard, who landed in Canada in 1830
  • Richard Southard, who arrived in Canada in 1831
  • Henry Southard, who landed in Canada in 1831

Australia Southard migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Southard Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

New Zealand Southard migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Southard Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Frank Southard, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Mary Shepherd" in 1870

Contemporary Notables of the name Southard (post 1700) +

  • Milton Isaiah Southard (1836-1905), U.S. Representative from Ohio
  • James Harding Southard (1851-1919), U.S. Representative from Ohio
  • Lucien Southard (1827-1881), American conductor
  • Isaac Southard (b. 1783), Anti-Jacksonian member of the United States House of Representatives from 1831 to 1833
  • Henry Southard (1747-1842), United States Representative from the state of New Jersey
  • Isaac Southard (1783-1850), American politician, Representative from New Jersey at-large, 1831-33 [3]
  • Homer Southard, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Ohio 8th District, 1906 [3]
  • Henry Southard (1747-1842), American Democrat politician, Member of New Jersey State House of Assembly from Somerset County, 1792-99, 1811; U.S. Representative from New Jersey, 1801-11, 1815-21 [3]
  • Frank E. Southard, American Republican politician, Member of Maine State Senate 7th District, 1931-32 [3]
  • Clarence E. Southard, American politician, Mayor of Island Park, New York; Defeated (Public), 1951; Elected 1952 [3]
  • ... (Another 9 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

HMS Prince of Wales
  • Mr. Southard, British Able Seaman, who sailed into battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and died in the sinking [4]


  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 23) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  4. ^ HMS Prince of Wales Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listprincecrew.html


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