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Archard Research File
Archard, Joyce -- 1587 Colonist roster
Archard, Thomas (boy) -- 1587 Colonist roster
Archard - Colonist Surname Demography
order to better understand the colonists surnames and the geographies where they
were found pre-industrial revolution, I used this National Trust surname tool at
This site has info regarding the distribution of the population by
surname for the 1881 and 1998 British census'.
The statistical information, where available, is a hard ranking by
surname. Surname information, when
available, is the genesis or origin of the surname
is the first information where the coloration in the maps is blue, green and
yellow. These maps are shaded from
lesser to greater proportionally, but this could be deceptive because a
"few" for Smith and Jones could numerically be more than the highest
level for a rare surname.
The second grouping along with the detailed surname information is from Ancestry.com and is taken from the 1891 census. Coloration is in yellows. These numbers are actual ranges, not comparatively less to more. http://www.ancestry.com/learn/facts/default.aspx
that Ancestry has immigration and ports of departure, so while we may not be
able to readily find families here who have tracked their lines back to England,
we may be able to determine where a family who left England from a desired area
went and track them in their destination location to current.
third grouping is from Ireland, appropriately displayed in shades of green,
taken from the 1848-1864 Primary Property Valuation records at http://www.irishtimes.com/ancestor/.
of alphabetizing the colonists, I have left them in Hakluyt order, just in case
there was some unknown order to the list. This
single name extraction is a portion of that list.
bolded with italics are those indicated by McMillan in 1888 as each having an
oral history of being descended from the Lost Colonists.
Archard - solely English, occupation name, in 1881 9603rd most frequent surname
and in 1998 11,146th
- no surname history
Scotland - none in Scotland
by Andy Powell 1-19-2010:
very focused Surname with Somerset and Devon connections. However this surname
may also be very readily derived as ORCHARD and may also be related to TUCKER.
This is because historically a Tucker was someone who worked in an Orchard
('Tucking apples into a cloth pouch worn around the waist in which to collect or
'tuck' the apples during harvest etc) There is a reference in the Elizabethan
Archdeaconery Court Records of Barnstaple, that refers to a case involving a
"Tucker also Orchard" meaning the individual was known by either name.
- Andy transcribed entries from this book for the Yahoo Lost Colony group)
Somerset and Devon were the primary Cider growing regions of England for
centuries (and largely still are,) thus our ARCHARD family could very readily be
'Planters' (as termed in Hakluyt.)
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