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Where did the Scottish Picar family come from? What is the Scottish Picar family crest and coat of arms? When did the Picar family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Picar family history?The tale of the name Picar begins with a family who lived in Picardy, a region of northern France. Bearers of the name made their way from Picardy to England and Scotland.
Before the first dictionaries appeared in the last few hundred years, scribes spelled according to sound. spelling variations are common among Scottish names. Picar has been spelled Pickard, Picard and others.
First found in Moray, where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Picar research. Another 326 words(23 lines of text) covering the years 1150, 1266, 1279, 1350, and 1780 are included under the topic Early Picar History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 47 words(3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Picar Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
In those unstable times, many had no choice but to leave their beloved homelands. Sickness and poverty hounded travelers to North America, but those who made it were welcomed with land and opportunity. These settlers gave the young nations of Canada and the United States a strong backbone as they stood up for their beliefs as United Empire Loyalists and in the American War of Independence. In this century, the ancestors of these brave Scots have begun to recover their illustrious heritage through Clan societies and other heritage organizations. Early passenger and immigration lists reveal many Scottish settlers bearing the name Picar:
Picar Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The Picar Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Picar Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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