Origin of the Lanard family appears to have been in France, Rhone-Alpes district.e are still telephone records there showing the name.)
My first information in the United States is in Philadelphia, Pa. (around 1790-1800).
I have found many Lanards in phone books in US; and many over the last two hundred years
in other parts of the country (including service in the War of 1812, the Civil War-both Union and Confederate).
I have done most of my research on the Internet and the Census of 1800, plus Philadelphia City Directories.
I have only raw material; and have not been able to formaly tie anything together.
I am now 78 years old and cannot hope to have the time to thougherly investgate.
I would appreciate hearing fom any interested member of the family on the family history.