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The annals of Scottish history reveal that Pinkard was first used as a name by descendants of the Pictish tribe of ancient Scotland. The Pinkard family lived in Picardy, a region of northern France. Bearers of the name made their way from Picardy to England and Scotland.

Pinkard Early Origins



The surname Pinkard was 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.

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Pinkard Early History


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Pinkard Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pinkard research. Another 326 words (23 lines of text) covering the years 1150, 1266, 1279, 1350, and 1780 are included under the topic Early Pinkard History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Pinkard Spelling Variations


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Pinkard Spelling Variations



During the Middle Ages, there was no basic set of rules and scribes wrote according to sound. The correct spelling of Scottish names were further compromised after many haphazard translations from Gaelic to English and back. Spelling variations of the name Pinkard include Pickard, Picard and others.

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Pinkard Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Pinkard Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 47 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Pinkard Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Scots left their country by the thousands to travel to Australia and North America. Desperate for freedom and an opportunity to fend for themselves, many paid huge fees and suffered under terrible conditions on long voyages. Still, for those who made the trip, freedom and opportunity awaited. In North America, many fought their old English oppressors in the American War of Independence. In recent years, Scottish heritage has been an increasingly important topic, as Clan societies and other organizations have renewed people's interest in their history. An examination of passenger and immigration lists shows many early settlers bearing the name of Pinkard:

Pinkard Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Tho Pinkard, who arrived in Virginia in 1655 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Pinkard (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Pinkard (post 1700)



  • Josh Pinkard (b. 1986), American NFL football cornerback
  • Ronald F. Pinkard (b. 1941), African-American actor, best known for his role as Dr. Mike Morton in the Jack Webb produced television series Emergency!
  • James "Sandy" Pinkard (b. 1947), American country musician, co-musician in the duo Pinkard & Bowden
  • Maceo Pinkard (1897-1962), American composer, lyricist, and music publisher
  • J. Scott Pinkard, American politician, Mayor of Marquette, Michigan, 1993, 1995 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 21) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Frank Pinkard, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1972; Candidate for Presidential Elector for California, 1972 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 21) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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