Chard Family History
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Chard Name Meaning
English: habitational name from Chard or South Chard in Somerset, recorded in Domesday Book as Cerdren, possibly from Old English ceart ‘rough heathland’ + ærn ‘building’, ‘dwelling’. In some instances the surname may have arisen simply as a topographic name from ceart. French: from the personal name Chard, a short form of Richard; French: habitational name for someone from Chard in the department of Creuse.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Hard, Clare, Card, Chad, Cardo, Chadd, Coard, Gard, Char, Hardt