Bigard History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Early Origins of the Bigard family
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.
Early History of the Bigard family
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Bigard Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Byerts, Byard, Biard, Byhard, Bihard, Bicard, Bigard and many more.
Early Notables of the Bigard family (pre 1700)
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In France, the name Bigard is the 7,951st most popular surname with an estimated 1,000 - 1,500 people with that name. 
Migration of the Bigard family
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.
Contemporary Notables of the name Bigard (post 1700) +
- Barney Bigard (1906-1980), American jazz clarinetist and tenor saxophonist
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