Show ContentsBogarde History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The origins of the name Bogarde are from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It is derived from the baptismal name Buchard, a variant of Burchard.

Early Origins of the Bogarde family

The surname Bogarde was first found in Lincolnshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

Early History of the Bogarde family

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Bogarde 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 Bogarde family name include Bockett, Bocket, Bocard, Bocardi, Bochard, Bockard, Bokett, Bucard, Buchard, Bucket and many more.

Early Notables of the Bogarde family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Bogarde family

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 Bogarde 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 Bogarde (post 1700) +

  • Sir Dirk Bogarde (1921-1999), distinguished English film actor and writer, born Derek Jules Gaspard Ulric Niven van den Bogaerde. He was considered a heartthrob and the most popular British movie star of the mid-50s on Facebook