Coard Family History
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Coard Name Meaning
English: from Old French corde ‘string’, a metonymic occupational name for a maker of cord or string, or a nickname for an habitual wearer of decorative ties and ribbons. French: variant of Couard, a derogatory nickname from Old French couard ‘coward’, ‘poltroon’, a compound of coe ‘tail’ + the pejorative suffix -ard.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press