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Early Origins of the Biard family

The surname Biard was first found in Picardy (French: Picardie) in northern France, where the family has been a prominent family for centuries, and held a family seat with lands and manor. The family were well established in the region of the Somme and several members of the family distinguished themselves through their contributions toward the community in which they lived and were rewarded with lands, titles and letters patent confirming their nobility. Their history begins in the 10th century.

Early History of the Biard family

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Biard Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Byerts, Byard, Biard, Byhard, Bihard, Bicard, Bigard and many more.

Early Notables of the Biard family

Notable amongst the family name at this period was

  • Biard of Picardy...
  • Pierre Biard (c.1567-1622) was a French Jesuit missionary in North America, one of the founders of the French settlement at Bar Harbor, in what is now Maine, in 1613...

Biard Ranking

In France, the name Biard is the 1,494th most popular surname with an estimated 3,913 people with that name. 1

United States Biard migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Biard Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Leon Biard, who arrived in Mississippi in 1889 2

Contemporary Notables of the name Biard (post 1700) +

  • Captain Forrest R. "Tex" Biard (1912-2009), American codebreaker and linguist during WWII
  • Auguste Francois Biard (1799-1882), French genre painter
  • Francois-Auguste Biard (1799-1882), French Painter
  • Joel Biard, Professor at the university François-Rabelais in the department of Philosophy

  2. 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) on Facebook