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The enchanting region of Bourgoigne was the historical homeland of the prominent surname Villard. Villard is a topographic surname, which is a type of hereditary surname. These were given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree. Habitation names form the other broad category of surnames that were derived from place-names. They were derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. Other local names are derived from the names of houses, manors, estates, regions, and entire counties. As a general rule, the greater the distance between an individual and their homeland, the larger the territory they were named after. For example, a person who only moved to another parish would be known by the name of their original village, while people who migrated to a different country were often known by the name of a region or country from which they came.

Villard Early Origins



The surname Villard was first found in Burgundy (French: Bourgogne), an administrative and historical region of east-central France, where this family has been known to live from ancient times.

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Villard Spelling Variations


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Villard Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Villars, Villar, Villart, Villare, Vilars, Vilart, Vilare, Villarts, Villares, Vilarts, Vilares, Villard, Villards, Villarte, Villarde, Villartes, Villardes, Vilarte, Vilarde, Vilartes, Vilardes, de Villars and many more.

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Villard Early History


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Villard Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Villard research. Another 254 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1030, 1653, and 1734 are included under the topic Early Villard History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Villard Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Villard Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Villard Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Villard Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • J. Jacques Villard settled with his family in Carolina in 1754
  • J. Jacques Villard settled with his wife and seven children in Philadelphia in 1787
  • Jean Jacques Villard arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1787 with his wife and seven children
  • Jean Jaques Villard, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1788

Villard Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Marcolino Villard, aged 25, landed in New Orleans, La in 1855

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Contemporary Notables of the name Villard (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Villard (post 1700)



  • Tom Villard (1953-1994), American actor
  • Oswald Garrison Villard (1872-1949), American journalist
  • Henry Villard (1835-1900), American journalist and financier
  • Steve Villard, American politician, Candidate for Mayor of Orlando, Florida, 1996, 2000
  • Henry Serrano Villard (1900-1996), American politician, U.S. Ambassador to Senegal, 1960-61; Mauritania, 1960
  • Paul Ulrich Villard (1860-1934), French chemist and physicist who discovered gamma rays in 1900
  • Sylvia Del Villard (1928-1990), Puerto Rican actress, dancer, choreographer

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    2. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
    3. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
    4. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
    5. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore. Print.
    6. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    7. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    8. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
    9. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    10. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
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    The Villard Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Villard Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 28 October 2015 at 10:25.

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