Bongard History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Bongard family

The surname Bongard was first found in the Rhineland, where the name Bongard was anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the area. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence in struggles for power and status within the region. They branched into many houses, and their contributions were sought by many leaders in their search for power.

Important Dates for the Bongard family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bongard research. Another 72 words (5 lines of text) covering the year 1710 is included under the topic Early Bongard History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Bongard Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Bongard, Bongardd, Bonggard, Bongarde, Bonggarde, Bonngard, Bonngarde, Bongart, Boengard, Boengardd, Boenggard, Boengarde, Boenggarde, Boenngard, Boenngarde, Boengart, Bungard, Buengard, Bungardd, Buengardd, Bunggard, Buenngard, Bungarde, Buengarde, Bunggarde, Buenggarde, Bunngard, Buenngard, Bunngarde, Buenngarde, Bungart, Buengart and many more.

Early Notables of the Bongard family (pre 1700)

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Bongard migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Bongard Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Jacques Bongard, aged 21, who arrived in Montreal in 1714

Contemporary Notables of the name Bongard (post 1700)

  • August Gustav Heinrich von Bongard (1786-1839), German botanist, one of the first botanists to describe the new plants then being discovered in Alaska
  • Pascal Bongard, Swiss film actor who has appeared in more than forty films since 1984
  • Josh Bongard (b. 1974), Canadian Assistant Professor of Computer science at the University of Vermont
  • Mikhail Moiseevich Bongard (1924-1971), Russian computer scientist, who invented puzzles known as "Bongard problems"
  • Jean-François Marie de Bongard, or Bongars, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 [1]


  1. ^ Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, February 11) Jean-François Bongard. Retrieved from
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