Painchaud is a name of ancient Norman origin. It arrived in
of 1066. The Painchaud family lived in
. Their name, however, is a reference to
where Robert de Pontcardon held lands in 1083. He was from Pontcardon (Pontchardon), near Neauffla in
. Almost one
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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.