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Multiple Origins for the Surname Picard


French


The name Picard has a long French heritage that first began in northwestern region of Brittany. The name is derived from when the family lived in Brittany.

Picard Early Origins



The surname Picard was first found in Brittany where they held a family seat in the seigneurie of Vieilleville, an honor held by the family for several centuries.

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Picard Spelling Variations


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Picard Spelling Variations



Changes of spelling have occurred in most surnames. The earliest explanation is that during the early development of the French language, names were not yet fixed in spelling. Usually a person gave his version of his name, phonetically, to a scribe, a priest, or a recorder. This depended on accent, and local accents frequently changed the spelling of a name. Some variables were adopted by different branches of the family name. Hence, there are some spelling variations of the name Picard, including Picard, Piccard, Picaud, Piccaud, Picart, Piccart, Picarte, Piccarte, Picardet, Pichard, Pichat, Pichault, Picaut, Piccaut, Piccault and many more.

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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 147 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1540, 1673, 1733, 1620 and 1682 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)



Notable amongst this name at this time was Jean Picard, a French bookbinder and bookseller, active in the 1540s; Bernard Picart (1673–1733), a French engraver, known for...

Another 26 words (2 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



French settlers came early to North American, following in the wake of the explorers, and creating New France. Quebec City, founded in 1608 by Samuel de Champlain is said to have been the first American site founded as a permanent settlement, rather than as just a commercial outpost. But emigration was slow, in 1643, 109 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 French people in Quebec, and by 1663, when the region was officially made The Royal Colony of New France, by Louis XIV, there still only around 500 settlers. Over 2,000 would arrive during the next decade. Early marriage was desperately encouraged amongst the immigrants. Youths of 18 took fourteen-year-old girls for their wives. The fur trade was developed and attracted immigrants, both noble and commoner from France. By 1675, there were around 7000 French in the colony, and by that same year the Acadian presence in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island had reached 500. In 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England and were deported to Louisiana. Despite the loss of the Colony to England, the French people flourished in Lower Canada. Among settlers to North America of the Picard surname were

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
  • Ernest Picard (1821-1877), French politician, Ambassador to Brussels
  • François Picard (1921-1996), French Formula One driver
  • Charles Émile Picard (1856-1941), French mathematician
  • Catherine Picard (b. 1952), French politician
  • Alfred Christopher Picard (1824-1855), New Zealand politician, Member of Parliament for Motueka and Massacre Bay (1853–1855)
  • Laurent A Picard CC (b. 1927), former President of the Canadian Broadcasting Corp
  • 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. Conrad, Glenn R. The First Families of Louisiana. Baton Rouge LA: Claitor's Publishing, 1970. Print.
  2. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
  3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  4. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  5. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
  6. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
  7. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  8. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  9. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  10. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore. Print.
  11. ...

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.

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