Last name: CHARD

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CHARD : This last name is indexed 35,701 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

CHARD : 1: English (southwestern): 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.2: In some cases possibly also French: from a shortened form of the personal name Richardon a pet form of Richard or a habitational name from Chard in Creuse.

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