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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.
The surname Bochart was first found in Lincolnshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.
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.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bochart research. Another 446 words (32 lines of text) covering the years 1150, 1207, 1273, 1500, and 1547 are included under the topic Early Bochart History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Bochart Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
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.
The Bochart Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bochart 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.
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