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the family name "garde" or "gard".

the family name "garde" or "gard".

Posted: 29 Aug 2001 5:26AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 30 Apr 2006 2:01AM GMT
Surnames: de la Garde, de la Gard, Delagard, de la Gardell
My maiden name is "de la Garde". There are many varients of this name, "de le Garde, de la Gard, de le Gard, Delagard, etc. even de la Gardell". Originally it was a german name, "Gard" with two dots over the "a". So I was told. The King of France (Louis, which one I'm not sure), added the title "de le" to it. In the old Encyclopedia Britannica, there is a Randoph de le Garde from Estonia, he lived in the 1400's.

Re: the family name "garde" or "gard".

Posted: 24 Nov 2012 9:57PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hello Just seen your message. My ancestor was Chevalier Charles Antoine de la Garde. His wife was Charlotta Christine Vohn Behm (Boehm). 3 of their children were born in Estonia Alexander 1795, Carl Peter and Johanna. 2 were born in London George 1799 and Charles Theodore Lewis 1800. Charles born circa 1764, but don't know where maybe France or Prussia. Do you know where your de la Gardes originated from please.

Re: the family name "garde" or "gard".

Posted: 25 Nov 2012 6:41AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 25 Nov 2012 6:44AM GMT
De La Garde is actually my stepfather's family name but I used it right up until recently.
The first de la Garde to come to Canada was Charles De La Garde, in or abt. 1838 from the Guernsey Island. His father was a minister. I believe young Charles was born abt. 1816.
Young Charles was a spy (double agent) both for England and France, against each other. Eventually he got caught and was dropped off on Percy Rock in NB, Canada. There he was left to die but as faith has it that did not happen. When the tide went out he managed to get off the rock and walk to the mainland of New Brunswick. I believe all of the De La Gardes in this country are descendants of this man.
The story goes that the last time Charles' father saw him he was running out the back door as the French or English were running in the front door after him.
The first post under "rmpushie" is actually me. Forgot I had that account.

Re: the family name "garde" or "gard".

Posted: 9 Dec 2012 4:50PM GMT
Classification: Query
I recently came across de la garde in St.Helier,Jersey. A Dr. Phillip de la garde and his family. 2 others were clergymen. I don't have the documents at the moment so this is from menmory. William de la garde went to London. Others to Surrey and Ireland. The French Huguenot Society of London has a book in their library written by the Boileau brothers on the de la gardes who bought a castle and vineyard nr Bergerac in Bordeaux region. Henrietta was one of them who was bapt. in St. Pancras Old Church, LDN the same one as my a ncestor George William de la garde. I contacted the tree owner, but found no connection.

Re: the family name "garde" or "gard".

Posted: 9 Dec 2012 5:26PM GMT
Classification: Query
Charles de la Garde that came to Canada in 1836 or 1838 had the same name as his father (the minister). I don't know how many siblings he had but I do know he had a sister.
Years ago, a friend of my stepfather, her grandson went to the Guernsey Islands and met a farmer there that looked almost exactly the same as my stepfather.
This Charles de la Garde that came to Canada was protestant but his children were all baptized Roman Catholic after his marriage to a catholic girl. I believe her last name was Vienneau but I no longer have his tree as I gave it to my stepfather and after that I have no idea where it went.

Re: the family name "garde" or "gard".

Posted: 9 Dec 2012 7:53PM GMT
Classification: Query
The de la garde family in Jersey were French Huguneots as were the family in Bordeaux who bought the castle. They were all R/C's once until the reformation. My Charles Antoine (also Carl Anton) left France and went to Prussia. I think he was born there c1764. He became Chamberlain to the King of Poland and lived there until a revolution when Poland was divided up.

Re: the family name "garde" or "gard".

Posted: 4 Sep 2013 8:09AM GMT
Classification: Query
I've been researching my GGGG De La Garde from France and cannot find anything to go by. He and his wife, Malta Ferres came to Mexico with a son, Guillaume Andres De La Garde in the late 1600's.
I can't seem to go further than that. We believe they are from Toulouse France.
I have been trying to find this De La Garde Book, but have not had any luck.
Please let me know where I can find it.
Thank you.

Re: the family name "garde" or "gard".

Posted: 14 Sep 2013 7:33PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi Andi Have read your message. I don't think there is a connection with my de la Gardes. Charles Antoine was born c1764 in France, but we don't know where. The book by the Boileau brothers is in the French Hugueneot Society in London. It can be viewed there but you can't buy it anywhere..

Re: the family name "garde" or "gard".

Posted: 30 Oct 2013 4:13PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: de la Garde, Ahern
Hi, We have a family story that a Marianne de la Garde fled France during the Revolution and went to Youghal, Cork, Ireland. From there she went to Castlemartyr Ireland where she met my 3xg grandfather John Ahern. According to the story the de la Gardes were from Bordeaux where they had vineyards.
I haven't been able to find any records, but there were several Garde families in Castlemartyr and they were Huguenots. I wonder about that Revolution story.

Your message is the first time I've seen the de la Gardes mentioned as being from Bordeaux. I see book by Boileau is only available in London. Do you know any more about a Bordeaux connection?
Mary

Re: the family name "garde" or "gard".

Posted: 2 Nov 2013 7:33PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi Mary Thanks you for your query. The vineyard de la garde family bought the Castel Naude la Garde et de St.Croix de Boirac, near Bergerac in Bordeaux. The book is entitled "The Chronicles of the Family Boileau". and as far as I know covers the family 18-19 century in London,Surrey and India. There was also another de la garde family who came from the Channel Islands (Jersey/Guernsey). They went to London and then some crossed to Ireland. My ancestor the Chevalier Charles Antoine de la Garde born circa 1764 somewhere in France was a Huguenot and arrived in 1798 to London not because of the French Revolution. Researching foreigners is very difficult. Try baptisms for de la garde/garde/guard in London. Ann
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