Family name origins & meanings
- French : from the Germanic personal name Huard, composed of hug ‘heart’, ‘mind’, ‘spirit’ + hard ‘hardy’, ‘brave’, ‘strong’. Compare Howard.
- French : nickname from Old Frenchhuard ‘owl’ (a derivative of huer ‘to cry or howl’). There has probably also been some confusion with Houard.
- French : A Huard is documented in Quebec City in 1667; the secondary surnames <xref>Laliberte</xref> and <xref>Desilets</xref> are also recorded.