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Mallard Surname Origin
(Origin Belgic) A wild drake. Meallard, local, Gaelic, a high mound, a hill or eminence, from meall, a hill, and ard, high.
Source: An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names With an Essay on their Derivation and Import; Arthur, William, M.A.; New York, NY: Sheldon, Blake, Bleeker & CO., 1857.
Mallard Surname Meaning and Family Facts
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A Mallard Family History Thought:
'We are all omnibuses in which our ancestors ride, and every now and then one of them sticks his head out and embarrasses us.' --Oliver Wendell Homes