The ancestors of the first family to use the name Pickar lived among the ancient Scottish people called the Picts
. The Pickar family lived in Picardy, a region of northern France. Bearers of the name made their way from Picardy to England
Early Origins of the Pickar family
The surname Pickar 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.
Early History of the Pickar family
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Pickar Spelling Variations
In the Middle ages, spelling and translation were not yet regulated by any general rules. spelling variations
in names were common even among members of one family unit. Pickar has appeared Pickard, Picard and others.
Early Notables of the Pickar family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Pickar family to the New World and Oceana
Faced by this persecution and the generally unstable political climate of those days, many Scots chose to leave their homeland for Ireland
, and North America in search of greater opportunity and freedom. The colonies across the Atlantic were the most popular choice, but a passage there was neither cheap nor easily suffered. Passengers arrived sick and poor, but those who made it intact often found land and more tolerant societies in which to live. These brave settlers formed the backbone of the burgeoning nations of Canada and the United States. It is only this century that the ancestors of these families have begun to recover their collective identity through the patriotic highland games and Clan
societies that have sprung up throughout North America. Research into early immigration and passenger lists revealed many immigrants bearing the name Pickar: Aaron Picard arrived in Philadelphia in 1869; Cyrus, Josiah, Nathaniel and William Picard settled in Philadelphia in 1852.
Contemporary Notables of the name Pickar (post 1700)
- Dan Pickar, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for Montana State Senate 4th District, 2010