Willard Family History
Willard Name Meaning
English (Sussex Kent and Surrey): from the Middle English personal name Willard representing either Old English Wilheard or Old French Willard (ancient Germanic Willihard) the source of both of which consists of elements meaning ‘will desire’ + ‘hardy brave’. The name may also derive from the Middle English personal name Withelard shortened to Willard (Old French ancient Germanic Widelard). German: variant of Willhardt (see Willert ) and in North America (also) an altered form of this.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022