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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.

Perchard Early Origins



The surname Perchard was first found in Brittany.

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Perchard Spelling Variations


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Perchard Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Perchard, Percharde, Perchcerd, Perchaut and others.

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Perchard Early History


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Perchard Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Perchard research. Another 128 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1648, 1804, and 1841 are included under the topic Early Perchard History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Perchard Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Perchard Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Perchard Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Perchard (post 1700)


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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

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Motto


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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.


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Perchard Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    2. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    3. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    4. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    6. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    7. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    8. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    9. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    10. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
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    The Perchard Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Perchard 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.

    This page was last modified on 6 December 2015 at 13:19.

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