The history of the name Bochard begins with the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. It is derived from the baptismal name Buchard,
a variant of Burchard.
Early Origins of the Bochard family
The surname Bochard was first found in Lincolnshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Bochard family
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Bochard 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. Bochard has been recorded under many different variations, including Bockett, Bocket, Bocard, Bocardi, Bochard, Bockard, Bokett, Bucard, Buchard, Bucket and many more.
Early Notables of the Bochard family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bochard family to the New World and Oceana
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 Bochard or a variant listed above: Mary Bucket who arrived in Plymouth Massachusetts in 1621; Dorothy Bucket, who arrived in Virginia in 1714; Abraham Bogart, a Loyalist who came to Canada from America in 1796.