Foley Vizard

The Hubbard Family Tree

by Judith Frances Hubbard


FOLEY and VIZARD

Foley – from Ireland in the south east Munster region. The name is derived from the original modern Irish Ó Foghlú and older Irish Ó Foghladha, meaning of plunderers. The name Foley has a loose meaning in Anglo-Saxon as "Pirate" or "Marauder".

Vizard - Norman French form, "Wisc(h)ard", of the Old French personal name "Guisc(h)ard, Guiscart". The given name is ultimately of Norse origin, and was formed in Normandy from the Norse elements "viskr, vizkr", wise, and "hard", hardy, brave, from the Old French intensive suffix "-(h)ard".

Frances Ann Roper (née HUBBARD) writes