This interesting surname is derived from "Col", a pet form of the personal name Nicholas, itself coming from the Greek given name "Nikolaos", from "nikan" meaning "to conquer", plus "laos", "people", plus the French suffix "-ad". The surname dates back to the early 14th Century (see below), and variations in the idiom of the spelling include Colard, Collarde and Couillarde. Recordings from London Church Registers include: the marriage of John Collard and Jone Bankin on March 23rd 1559, at St. Mary's, Lewisham; the marriage of Edward Collard and Dorothye Hyckeman on December 1st 1590, at St. Bride's, Fleet Street; and the christening of Christopher Collarde at St. Martin in the Fields, Westminster, on February 3rd 1594. An interesting namebearer, recorded in the "Dictionary of National Biography", was Frederick William Collard (1772 - 1860), a piano-forte manufacturer, who was a partner in the firm of Clementi and Co. from 1800 - 1831, and of Collard and Collard from 1832 - 1860. A Coat of Arms granted to a family of the name is, on an azure shield, three ladies' heads in fesse between as many fleurs-de-lis gold. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Richard Colard, which was dated 1332, in the "Subsidy Rolls of Sussex", during the reign of King Edward 111, known as "The Father of the Navy", 1327 - 1377. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

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  • Collard — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Cyril Collard (1957–1993), französischer Drehbuchautor, Regisseur und Schauspieler Emmanuel Collard (* 1971), französischer Rennfahrer Jean Philippe Collard (* 1948), französischer Pianist Michelle Collard …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • collard — n. 1. a variety of kale ({Brassica oleracea}) having smooth leaves; a type of colewort. It is grown in the southern U. S. [WordNet 1.5 +PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Collard — u. Collardisten, s. u. Royer Collard …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Collard — Un des nombreux hypocoristiques formés à partir du nom de baptême Nicolas. La forme Collard est fréquente dans la Marne …   Noms de famille

  • collard — [käl′ərd] n. [contr. < COLEWORT] 1. a kind of kale with coarse leaves borne in tufts 2. [pl.] the leaves of this plant, used as a vegetable: also called collard greens …   English World dictionary

  • collard — 1755, Amer.Eng., corruption of colewort (M.E.) cabbage, later especially kale, greens; first element related to the cole in COLESLAW (Cf. coleslaw); for second element, see WORT (Cf. wort) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Collard — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Sommaire 1 Patronyme 1.1 Variantes 1.2 Coll …   Wikipédia en Français

  • collard — /kol euhrd/, n. 1. a variety of kale, Brassica oleracea acephala, grown in the southern U.S., having a rosette of green leaves. 2. collards. Also called collard greens. the leaves of this plant, eaten as a vegetable. [1745 55; var. of COLEWORT,… …   Universalium

  • collard — noun Etymology: alteration of colewort Date: 1755 a cabbage (Brassica oleracea acephala) related to kale and having a loose head of stalked smooth leaves; also its leaves cooked and eaten as a vegetable usually used in plural; called also collard …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • collard — noun A Mediterranean variety of kale, Brassica oleracea (variety acephala) Syn: borekale, collard greens …   Wiktionary

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