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

Pichard Early Origins



The surname Pichard 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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Pichard Spelling Variations


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Pichard Spelling Variations



One can encounter great variation in the spelling of French surnames; in part, as spelling, and the spelling names was not yet standardized during the early development of the written French language. Later, there was much branching and movement of families, and spellings would change according to region. Variations of the name Pichard include Picard, Piccard, Picaud, Piccaud, Picart, Piccart, Picarte, Piccarte, Picardet, Pichard, Pichat, Pichault, Picaut, Piccaut, Piccault and many more.

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Pichard Early History


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Pichard Early History



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

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Pichard Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Pichard 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 Pichard 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 Pichard surname were

Pichard Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Charles Jacob Pichard, who arrived in South Carolina in 1738

Pichard Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Olympia Pichard settled in Texas in 1860
  • William Pichard, who arrived in Arkansas in 1884

Pichard Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Jean Pichard, who landed in Montreal in 1653

Pichard Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Private. Prosser Pichard U.E. who settled in Eastern District [Cornwall], Ontario c. 1784 he served in the Kings Royal Regiment of New York [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

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Contemporary Notables of the name Pichard (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Pichard (post 1700)



  • Françoise Pichard (b. 1941), French far-right political cartoonist
  • Georges Pichard (1920-2003), French comics artist
  • Michel Pichard, legal counselor, Neuilly-sur-Seine
  • Jérôme Pichard, financial consultant, Paris

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Pichard Family Crest Products


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Citations


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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. 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.
  2. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
  3. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  4. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  5. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  6. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
  7. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
  8. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. 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. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
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The Pichard Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Pichard 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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