Allard Way

Place Name: Allard Way

Feature Type (Year Approved): Road (1991)

Name Origins: Commemorative


English: relationship name from a Middle English personal name, Alard, Aylard, Adelard, or Elard. This may sometimes be of native English origin, from Old English Æðelheard, composed of the elements æðel ‘noble’ + heard ‘hard, bold’, which would normally have developed to Aylard, Alard, and Elard. Alternatively it may be of continental origin, from Continental Germanic Adelard, which developed in Old French to A(a)lard, and in Middle Dutch to Adelaert and Alaert. The continental names were used in post-Conquest England by Normans and Flemings.

From: Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland

Cultural Affiliation: English

Gender: Male

Naming Edmonton: From Ada to Zoie

Dr. Charles A. Allard (1919-1991) was a well-known Edmonton surgeon and successful businessman. A native of Edmonton, Allard graduated from the University of Alberta in 1943. After postgraduate studies he returned to Edmonton to start his medical practice in 1948. He was surgeon and then chief surgeon at the General Hospital in Edmonton between 1955 and 1969. In addition to his medical responsibilities, Allard founded Allarcom Developments, one of Canada's largest real estate companies, sold to Carma Developers of Calgary in 1980, and was involved in finance, life assurance and media. He established Allarcom Broadcasting, which owned Edmonton's ITV station and western Canada's Super-Channel.

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