The history of the Bochart name began with the ancient Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. The name is derived from the baptismal name Buchard,
a variant of Burchard.
Early Origins of the Bochart family
The surname Bochart was first found in Lincolnshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Bochart family
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Bochart Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Bochart family name include Bockett, Bocket, Bocard, Bocardi, Bochard, Bockard, Bokett, Bucard, Buchard, Bucket and many more.
Early Notables of the Bochart family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bochart family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland
, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Bochart surname or a spelling variation of the name include : 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.
Contemporary Notables of the name Bochart (post 1700)
- Samuel Bochart (1599-1667), French theologian and philosopher