nickname, which was later adopted as a surname. Bombard is derived from the Old French words "bon," which means "good," and "par," which means "equal fellow." Thus, it was a nickname for a good friend or companion. Originally, the French people were known only by a single name. The process by which hereditary surnames were adopted in France is extremely interesting. Surnames evolved during the Middle Ages when people began to assume an extra name to avoid confusion and to further identify themselves. Often they adopted names that were derived from nicknames; these usually reflected the physical characteristics or attributes of the first person that used the name.
Early Origins of the Bombard family
Early History of the Bombard family
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Bombard Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Bombardier, Bombardiet, Bombardière, Bombardié, Bombarde, Bombard, Bombart, Bomardier and many more.
Early Notables of the Bombard family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bombard family to the New World and Oceana
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Bombard Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
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Contemporary Notables of the name Bombard (post 1700)
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