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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Lard
  1. Bacon; the flesh of swine.(Obs)
  2. The fat of swine, esp. the internal fat of the abdomen; also, this fat melted and strained.

Etymology: F., bacon, pig's fat, L. lardum laridum; cf. Gr. (�) fattened, fat

verb Lard
  1. To stuff with bacon; to dress or enrich with lard; esp., to insert lardons of bacon or pork in the surface of, before roasting; as, to lard poultry."And larded thighs on loaded altars laid." [Dryden.]
  2. To fatten; to enrich."The oak] with his nuts larded many a swine." [Spenser.]"Falstaff sweats to death. And lards the lean earth as he walks along." [Shak.]
  3. To smear with lard or fat."In his buff doublet larded o'er with fat Of slaughtered brutes." [Somerville.]
  4. To mix or garnish with something, as by way of improvement; to interlard."Let no alien Sedley interpose To lard with wit thy hungry Epsom prose." [Dryden.]

Etymology: F. larder. See Lard (n.)

verb Lard
To grow fat.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Soft white semisolid fat obtained by rendering the fatty tissue of the hog
  2. Add details to
  3. Prepare or cook with lard ("lard meat")

From Old French lard (“bacon”), from Latin lardum, laridum (“bacon fat”).

  1. Fat from the abdomen of a pig, especially as prepared for use in cooking or pharmacy.
  2. (obsolete) Fatty meat from a pig; bacon, pork.

lard was also found in the following language(s): French, Old French, Romanian, and Romansch

Notable Persons With the Last Name Lard

Rebecca was given the name Rebecca Hammond on March 7th, 1772 in New Bedford, Massachusetts. She breathed her last breath on September 28th, 1855.


Allen was born on August 6th, 1866. Allen is also known as Lard and Allen Edward. They died on January 22nd, 1946.


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Popularity of Lard as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Lard U.S.
  White 44.89% 64.26%
  African American 44.07% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.07% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.49% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.14% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 7.33% 16.26%

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People with the last name Lard are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Lard

  • How Popular is the name Lard? As a last name Lard was the 21,509th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Lard first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Lard is Saturday, April 19th, 1919.
  • How unique is the name Lard? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Lard. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Lard: Your name in reverse order is Dral. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Arld. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Lard? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,214 people with the last name Lard.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Lard? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Lard as their last name since less than 1 person in 244k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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