Malzard

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Olive Malzard in 1915

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Malzard family outside their Rouge Bouillon home

Origin of Surname

Malzard was the name for the round pot in which cider was set among the embers. It suggests to the Rev George Balleine that the original holder of the surname may have been somewhat tubby.

However, this is a common English surname, derived from Kirkby Malzeard, a village in Yorkshire to the west of the small city of Ripon. The place name means 'The church belonging to Malzeard', a reference it is thought to a Norman-French family, probably from Mallissard, a village in Northern France, who held lands in the area in the 12th century.

There are only a handful of Malzards in France today, predominantly in Manche in Normandy, and Ile-et-Vilaine, which is the adjoining Brittany Department.

Early records

The name is found in the Assize Roll of 1309, so has been established in Jersey for at least 700 years, probably a century longer.

  • Helier Malzard, born in St John about 1567, married (1590) Mathie Sarre (1567- ), daughter of Edouard and Marie Hue
  • Jane Malzard was born in Jersey about 1540 and married Nicholas Durell
  • Symon Malezard, baptised in St John in 1597 was the son of another Symon and Jeanne Arthur. He was Constable of St Joyn in 1525 and had a daughter Collette (1520- ) m (1540) Thomas Pinel (1515- ), s of Clement and Catherine Dorey
  • Elie Malzard, born in Trinity in 1596, married Elizabeth Le Masurier
  • Collette Malzard, born in St John in 1520 was the daughter of Symon, born about 1494. She married Thomas Pinel in St John in 1540

Variants

  • Malzard, 1668
  • Malzars 1607
  • Malsars, c1510
  • Maleshars 1515
  • Malezars 1370
  • Malesars, 1255
  • Le Malesars 1309
  • Malesarz (1227)
  • Malsard
  • Malzeard
  • Malzred
  • Malser
  • Malesard

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