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Bigard Early Origins



The surname Bigard 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.

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Bigard Spelling Variations


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Bigard Spelling Variations



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

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Bigard Early History


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Bigard Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bigard research. Another 145 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1567, 1622 and 1613 are included under the topic Early Bigard History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bigard Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bigard Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 40 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bigard Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: including many of the name who migrated to the New World from the mid 17th century onward.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bigard (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bigard (post 1700)



  • Barney Bigard (1906-1980), American jazz clarinetist and tenor saxophonist

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Bigard Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    3. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore. Print.
    4. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
    5. Conrad, Glenn R. The First Families of Louisiana. Baton Rouge LA: Claitor's Publishing, 1970. Print.
    6. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    7. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    8. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    10. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
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    The Bigard Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bigard 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.

    This page was last modified on 15 October 2014 at 11:33.

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