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Birchard is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon origin and comes from a family once having lived in Cheshire, where they held a family seat near Birkenhead at the estuary of the River Birket. It is from the name of the river that their name is derived.

Birchard Early Origins



The surname Birchard was first found in Cheshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest in 1066.

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Birchard Spelling Variations


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Birchard Spelling Variations



The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Birchard has been recorded under many different variations, including Birket, Birkett, Bircket, Burkett, Birckett, Burket, Burkert and many more.

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Birchard Early History


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Birchard Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Birchard research. Another 155 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1666, 1746, 1650, 1703 and 1700 are included under the topic Early Birchard History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Birchard Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Birchard Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 49 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Birchard Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Birchard In Ireland


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Birchard In Ireland



Some of the Birchard family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 63 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Birchard or a variant listed above:

Birchard Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Charles E. Birchard, aged 50, who arrived in America, in 1896
  • George G. Birchard, aged 29, who arrived in America from London, in 1897

Birchard Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Isaac James Birchard, aged 53, who arrived in America from London, in 1904
  • Mrs. I. J. Birchard, aged 39, who arrived in Toronto Ontario, Canada, in 1906
  • I. J. Birchard, aged 39, who arrived in Toronto Ontario, Canada, in 1906
  • Ralph Birchard, aged 47, who arrived in America, in 1908
  • Florence Birchard, aged 27, who arrived in America, in 1910

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Contemporary Notables of the name Birchard (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Birchard (post 1700)



  • Matthew Birchard (1804-1876), American jurist, 3rd Solicitor of the United States Treasury (1840-1841), Justice of the Ohio Supreme Court (1842-1849), eponym of the Birchard Letter
  • Paul Birchard, American actor living in Scotland
  • May Birchard (b. 1968), Canadian municipal politician and poverty activist in Toronto, Canada
  • Courtney Birchard (1989-2007), Canadian four-time gold medalist national women’s ice hockey team player (2007-)

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    2. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    3. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    5. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    6. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    7. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    8. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    9. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    10. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    11. ...

    The Birchard Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Birchard 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 22 February 2015 at 06:11.

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