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Painchaud is a name of ancient Norman origin. It arrived in England with the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Painchaud family lived in Devon. Their name, however, is a reference to Pontchardon, in Argentan, Normandy, the family's place of residence prior to the Norman Conquest of England in 1066.
It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, Anglo-Norman surnames like Painchaud are characterized by many spelling variations. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages such as Norman French and Latin, even literate people regularly changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Painchaud include Punchon, Puncheon, Punchard, Punshardon, Punshow and many more.
First found in Devon where Robert de Pontcardon held lands in 1083. He was from Pontcardon (Pontchardon), near Neauffla in Normandy. Almost one hundred years later, William de Punchardon held six fees in Somerset and Devon. 
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Painchaud research. Another 185 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1242, 1590, 1662 and 1630 are included under the topic Early Painchaud History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 47 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Painchaud Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Painchaud Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
- François Painchaud, who married Marie Catherine Couvret in Montréal in 1732
- François Painchaud, who married Marie Nuiret at Québec in 1758
- Chad Painchaud (b. 1986), Canadian professional ice hockey right winger
- Charles-François Painchaud (1782-1838), Canadian Roman Catholic priest and educator
- Charles-François Painchaud (1815-1891), Canadian physician and politician who represented Verchères in the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Canada in 1863
- Dr. Louis Painchaud, Canadian Associate Professor of Theology at the University of Laval
- Patrice Painchaud, Quebec musician and singer
- François Painchaud, Canadian lawyer, businessman and and lecturer at McGill University
- Alexis Painchaud (1792-1850), Canadian merchant marine captain, ship owner, merchant, and justice of the peace
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The Painchaud Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Painchaud 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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