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

Piccard Early Origins



The surname Piccard 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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Piccard Spelling Variations


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Piccard Spelling Variations



There were a great number of spelling variations in French surnames. One reason for this was the wide variety of cultural influences present in France during the early development of the French language. The many spelling variations of the name include Picard, Piccard, Picaud, Piccaud, Picart, Piccart, Picarte, Piccarte, Picardet, Pichard, Pichat, Pichault, Picaut, Piccaut, Piccault and many more.

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Piccard Early History


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Piccard Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Piccard research. Another 147 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1540, 1673, 1733, 1620 and 1682 are included under the topic Early Piccard History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Piccard Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Piccard 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 Piccard Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



France was active as a cultural leader in the early 16th century. One particular area in which they lead was the exploration of the New World. The explorers, like Jacques Cartier in 1534, led the way to North Ameri ca. Champlain, in 1608, made the first of twenty voyages to France to attract settlers and brought the first migrant in 1617. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec, and the French Acadian presence in the Maritimes had reached 500. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The family name Piccard has made many distinguished contributions in France and New France to the world of science, culture, religion, and education. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Piccard were Pierre Picard, one of the earliest settlers, arrived in Quebec from Normandie in 1629; Hugues settled in New France from Brittany in 1665; Louis Picard arrived in Quebec from Ile-de-France in 1759.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Piccard (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Piccard (post 1700)



  • Don Piccard (b. 1926), American teacher and balloonist
  • Jeannette Piccard (1895-1981), Swiss born, American balloonist, teacher, scientist, priest
  • Jean Piccard (1884-1963), American organic chemist, balloonist, eponym of the "Star Trek Next Generation" character Captain Jean-Luc Picard
  • Bertrand Piccard (b. 1958), Swiss psychiatrist, balloonist
  • Auguste Antoine Piccard (1884-1962), Swiss physicist, inventor and explorer
  • Dr. Jacques Piccard (1922-2008), President for the study and preservation of Seas and Lakes

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

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    3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    4. Guérard, Albert Léon. France: a Modern History. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1959. Print.
    5. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
    6. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
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    8. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    10. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
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    The Piccard Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Piccard 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 14 September 2015 at 08:26.

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