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The saga of the Picard family begins among the people of the ancient tribe of the Picts. They lived in Picardy, a region of northern France. Bearers of the name made their way from Picardy to England and Scotland.

Picard Early Origins



The surname Picard was first found in Moray, where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

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Picard Spelling Variations


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Picard Spelling Variations



Although Medieval Scotland lacked a basic set of spelling rules, which meant that scribes recorded names according to their sounds it was not uncommon for the names of a father and son to be recorded differently. As a result, there are many spelling variations of Scottish single names. Picard has been written Pickard, Picard and others.

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Picard Early History


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Picard Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Picard research. Another 326 words (23 lines of text) covering the years 1150, 1266, 1279, 1350, and 1780 are included under the topic Early Picard History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Picard Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Picard Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 47 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Picard 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



Thousands of Scots left their home country to travel to Ireland or Australia, or to cross the Atlantic for the North American colonies. The difficult crossing was an enormous hurdle, but those who survived found freedom and opportunity in ample measure. Some Scots even fought for their freedom in the American War of Independence. This century, their ancestors have become aware of the illustrious history of the Scots in North America and at home through Clan societies and other organizations. Passenger and immigration lists show many early and influential immigrants bearing the name Picard:

Picard Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Hugues Picard settled in New France from Brittany in 1665

Picard Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • François Picard arrived in America from Poitou in 1704
  • Louis Picard settled in Louisiana in 1756
  • Pierre Picard, who landed in New York in 1798

Picard Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Peter Picard, who landed in Charleston, South Carolina in 1812
  • Samuel Picard, who arrived in Charleston, South Carolina in 1833
  • Cyrus, Josiah, Nathaniel and William Picard settled in Philadelphia in 1852
  • Ludwig Picard, who landed in America in 1854
  • Aaron Picard arrived in Philadelphia in 1869
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Picard Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Pierre Picard, one of the earliest settlers, arrived in Quebec from Normandie in 1629
  • Hugues Picard, who landed in Montreal in 1653
  • Nicolas Picard, who arrived in Canada in 1656
  • Philippe Picard, who arrived in Canada in 1669
  • Pierre Picard arrived in Quebec in 1669 from Normandie
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Picard Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Henry Picard, who arrived in Canada in 1743
  • Alexandre Picard, who arrived in Quebec in 1758
  • Alexandre Picard arrived in Quebec in 1758 from Picardy
  • Louis Picard arrived in Quebec from Ile-de-France in 1759
  • Mr. James Picard U.E. who arrived at Port Roseway, [Shelbourne], Nova Scotia on October 26, 1783 was passenger number 56 aboard the ship "HMS Clinton", picked up on September 20, 1783 at East River, New York, USA [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Picard (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Picard (post 1700)



  • Henry Picard (1906-1997), American PGA golfer with 35 professional wins, inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in April 2006
  • Joseph-Denis Picard, French Divisional General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815
  • Alfred Christopher Picard (1824-1855), New Zealand politician, Member of Parliament for Motueka and Massacre Bay (1853–1855)
  • Ernest Picard (1821-1877), French politician, Ambassador to Brussels
  • Laurent A Picard CC (b. 1927), former President of the Canadian Broadcasting Corp
  • François Picard (1921-1996), French Formula One driver
  • Charles Émile Picard (1856-1941), French mathematician
  • Catherine Picard (b. 1952), French politician
  • Alexandre R. Picard (b. 1985), French Canadian professional ice hockey defenseman

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  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  2. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  3. Fulton, Alexander. Scotland and Her Tartans: The Romantic Heritage of the Scottish Clans and Families. Godalming: Bramley, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-86283-880-0).
  4. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  5. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  6. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  7. Paul, Sir James Balfour. An Ordinary of Arms Contained in the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland Second Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1903. Print.
  8. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  9. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and David Hicks. The Highland Clans The Dynastic Origins, Cheifs and Background of the Clans. New York: C.N. Potter, 1968. Print.
  10. Scarlett, James D. Tartan The Highland Textile. London: Shepheard-Walwyn, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0-85683-120-4).
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The Picard Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Picard 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 9 March 2016 at 15:17.

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