Origins Available: English
The Perchard surname is thought to derive from the French word "perche," which was a unit of length; as such it may have been an occupational
name for someone who performed land surveys. Perche is also the name of a region and former county, in North Western France, and the name may have come from the place.
Early Origins of the Perchard family
The surname Perchard was first found in Brittany.
Early History of the Perchard family
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Perchard Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Perchard, Percharde, Perchcerd, Perchaut and others.
Early Notables of the Perchard family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Perchard family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Jane Perchard, who came to Prince Edward Island in 1845; and Charles Perchard, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1855.
Contemporary Notables of the name Perchard (post 1700)
- LT Robert A. Perchard (d. 1964), American Coat Guard Aviator who died with the rest of the crew crashed into a mountainside on the 3rd of July 1964 while searching for a grounded fishing vessel, eponym of the LT Robert A. Perchard Memorial Trophy
- Tom Perchard (b. 1976), English writer and musicologist
- Danielle Perchard (b. 2008), British actress, known for her work on Shuffle and The Great Escape (2011)
- Peter Perchard (1729-1806), British goldsmith, merchant and politician, Lord Mayor of London in 1804
- James Leslie "Jim" Perchard (b. 1957), Jersey former politician who was elected as Senator in the States of Jersey in the 2005 election
- Charles Perchard (b. 1992), Jersey professional cricketer who plays for Jersey
The Perchard Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: En faisant bien
Motto Translation: By doing well.