Dictionary of Medieval Names
from European Sources

Alard m. Old English æþel, Old High German adal 'noble' + Old English heard, Old Saxon hard, Old High German hart 'strong, hard'.

The name of a 9th C French saint and cousin of Charlemagne.

The German vernacular form Adilhart is witnessed c1100 in the place name Adilhartsdorf (UrkStyr 89).

Austria
Latin
928 Adalhart (nom) UrkStyria 18; 930 Adalhart (nom) ibid. 19; c1070 Adalhart (nom) ibid. 74; c1100 Adilhardum (acc) ibid. 89; c1115 Adelhart (nom) ibid. 102; c1128 Adalhardi (gen) ibid. 118a
Belgium
Latin
1107 Alardus (nom) CartStBert 3; 1176 Alardus (nom) ibid. 22
Middle Dutch
1419 Alaerts (gen) MPSA p. 29; 1423 Alaerts (gen) ibid. p. 31; 1431 Alaerts (gen) ibid. p. 33
Dutch
1597x1598 Alaert BoonenGes p. 322
Brabant
Latin
1312 Alardus (nom) JeanIII p. 2, Allardus (nom) ibid. p. 15
England
Latin
745 Æthelheardi (gen) CSM p. 1; 796 Æthelhardo (abl) ibid. p. 2, Æthelheard (nom) ibid. p. 2; 1222 Alardum (acc) StPaulDom p. 30
Early Modern English
1529 Alart PP-HenV p. 9; 1530 Alart ibid. p. 16
Middle French
1577 Allard WCS p. 13
Walloon
1582 Allard RWC p. 4; 1582/3 Allard ibid. p. 563; 1583 Allard ibid. p. 6; 1584 Allard ibid. p. 8; 1590 Alard ibid. p. 14; 1591/2 Alard ibid. p. 19; 1591 Allart ibid. p. 19; 1591/2 Allart ibid. p. 20; 1592 Alard ibid. p. 24; 1593/4 Alard ibid. p. 30; 1593 Allart ibid. p. 29
Estonia
Middle Low German
1376 Aelhard BbRT p. 335; 1403 Aelhard ibid. p. 343
France
Latin
c823 Adalardus (nom) irminon-vol2 39, Adalhardus (nom) ibid. 29, CE, Adalhart (nom) ibid. 71, Palatiolum; 940 Adalardus (nom) St-Barnard-Romans no. 88; 1047x61 Adelardo (abl) CartNDSaintes XV; 1101x1120 Adelardus (nom) CartStPC XXIV; 1101x1129 Adelardus (nom) ibid. XXII; a1114 Adelardus (nom) ibid. XXXI; a1116 Adelarde (gen) ibid. XX; 1138x62 Alardus (nom) clairvaux-12thc 59; 1147x62 Alardi (gen) ibid. 55; c1175–1180 Aelardi (gen) ChartCaen2 p. 66, Aelardus (nom) ibid. p. 62; 1179 Alardus (nom) clairvaux-12thc 176; 1224 Alardi (gen) ChartCaen2 16; 1378 Alardi (gen) hanquetvol1 839, Alardo (abl) ibid. 676, Alardus (nom) ibid. 1298
Old French
1268 Alart (obl) HistHdVParis p. 105; 1301 Alart (obl) MemPic-vol17 p. 287; 1313 Alart Paris1313 p. 33
Middle French
1366 Alart ActsCharlesV no. 320
1421 Alardin favier 412
Germany
Latin
842 Adalerdus (nom) quix-vol1 87; 1108 Adelardum (acc) ibid. 85; 1136 Adelardus (nom) ibid. 98; 1142 Adelhardus (nom) mairhofer XII; 1173 Alardus (nom) quix-vol1 81; 1231 Alardus (nom) CDL-1.1.1 XI; 1241 Alardus (nom) UrkMeck1 no. XXIX; 1257 Alardus (nom) ibid. no. LI; 1303 Alardo (abl) BremUrk2 no. 34; 1321 Alardum (acc) VFBStralsund 62; 1324 Allardus (nom) ibid. 85
Hungary
German
1313 Alardi (gen) Slíz pp. 15-16
Ireland
Latin
fin12thC Adlard (nom) MunDocIr III, p. 6, Adlardus (nom) ibid. III, p. 18, Allardus (nom) ibid. III, p. 8
Italy
Latin
827 Adalhart (nom) FRA-XXXL 11; 828 Adalhart (nom) ibid. 12; 1265x1339 Adelardi (gen) BBC-Berg 342
The Netherlands
Latin
860 Adalardus (nom) OrkGZ no. 50
Middle Dutch
1382 Alert (nom) GesOIJ-4 p. 186
Cite as: M. Slíz, J. Uckelman, S.L. Uckelman. "Alard". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2020, no. 1. http://dmnes.org/2020/1/name/Alard.