Havard Family History
Havard Name Meaning
English and Welsh (Brecknockshire and Glamorgan): habitational name from Haverfordwest (Pembrokeshire) from Old English hæfer ‘goat’ + ford ‘ford’. English and Welsh (Brecknockshire and Glamorgan): in some cases the name may also be a variant of Hereford . French: from the ancient Germanic personal name Hahward composed of the elements hah which is unexplained and ward ‘guard’. French: nickname from a derivative of Frankish haf ‘hook pickaxe’ or of Old French have ‘pale sickly’. Compare Avard .
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press