Origin Displayed: French Spelling variations include: Allard, Allart, Allar, Alard, Alart, Alar, Allarre, Allare, Alarre, Alare, Allarde, Allardes, Allarte, Allartes, D'Alare, Dallar, Dhalar, Dalar, Dallare, D'Allard, Dallard, Dallart, Dallar, d'Allard, Allar and many more. First found in Poitou where the family was anciently seated. Some of the first settlers of this name or some of its variants were: Andr? Alard settled in Charlesbourg, Qu?bec, in 1695, with his wife, Anne de La Marche; Jean Alard settled in Beauport, Qu?bec, in 1698; Paul Alard arrived in 1757 in Qu?bec.
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A coat of arms / family crest is a unique heraldic design on a shield or escutcheon or on a surcoat or tabard used to cover and protect armour and/or to identify the wearer. Thus the term is often stated as "coat-armour", because it was anciently displayed on the front of a coat of cloth. The coat of arms on an escutcheon forms the central element of the full heraldic achievement which consists of shield, supporters, crest and motto. The design is a symbol unique to an individual person, and to his family, corporation, or state. Such displays are commonly called armorial bearings, armorial devices, heraldic devices, or simply armorials or arms.
Note: A Coat of Arms is sometimes referred to as a FAMILY SHIELD, CODE OF ARMS, FAMILY SEAL OR FAMILY CREST
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