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Multiple Origins for the Surname Pickard


Scottish


An ancient Pictish-Scottish family was the first to use the name Pickard. It is a name for someone who lived in Picardy, a region of northern France. Bearers of the name made their way from Picardy to England and Scotland.

Pickard Early Origins



The surname Pickard 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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Pickard Spelling Variations


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Pickard Spelling Variations



During the Middle Ages, there was no basic set of rules and scribes wrote according to sound. The correct spelling of Scottish names were further compromised after many haphazard translations from Gaelic to English and back. Spelling variations of the name Pickard include Pickard, Picard and others.

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Pickard Early History


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Pickard Early History



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

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Pickard Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Pickard Early Notables (pre 1700)



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



Scots left their country by the thousands to travel to Australia and North America. Desperate for freedom and an opportunity to fend for themselves, many paid huge fees and suffered under terrible conditions on long voyages. Still, for those who made the trip, freedom and opportunity awaited. In North America, many fought their old English oppressors in the American War of Independence. In recent years, Scottish heritage has been an increasingly important topic, as Clan societies and other organizations have renewed people's interest in their history. An examination of passenger and immigration lists shows many early settlers bearing the name of Pickard:

Pickard Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Pickard, who landed in Rowley, Massachusetts in 1646 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Pickard Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Fras. Pickard, who settled in Antigua in 1774

Pickard Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Frederick Pickard, who arrived in New York in 1834 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • M D Pickard, who arrived in Mississippi in 1858 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Ferdinand Pickard, who landed in Mobile, Ala in 1860 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Pickard Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Benjamin Pickard U.E. (b. 1756) who settled in Home District [York County], Ontario c. 1786 he served in Butler's Rangers as a Drummer, he had 12 children, he died in 1857 [2]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
  • Mr. James Pickard U.E. who settled in Home District [York County], Ontario c. 1786 he served in Butler's Rangers [2]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
  • Mr. William Pickard U.E. who settled in Home District [York County], Ontario c. 1786 he served in Butler's Rangers [2]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 Pickard (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Pickard (post 1700)



  • John M. Pickard (1913-1993), American actor, best known for his work in television Westerns
  • Oliver O. Pickard, American politician, Prohibition Candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan 3rd District, 1940; Prohibition Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives from Kalamazoo County 1st District, 1942
  • Mary Ann Pickard, American politician, Member of Virgin Islands legislature, 1993-94
  • Lynn Pickard, American Democrat politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Livingston County, 1954
  • L. A. Pickard, American Democrat politician, Mayor of Kennett, Missouri, 1951, 1953-54
  • George C. Pickard (1855-1924), American Democrat politician, Member of North Carolina State House of Representatives from Orange County, 1913-14
  • Fred V. Pickard, American Democrat politician, Mayor of Calais, Maine, 1920
  • Edward L. Pickard, American politician, Mayor of Newton, Massachusetts, 1901
  • David Pickard, American Democrat politician, Postmaster at Alexandria, Indiana, 1837-44
  • Aldine McCrary Pickard (1910-1999), American politician, Member of Georgia State House of Representatives, 1948-72
  • ... (Another 13 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Pickard Historic Events


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Pickard Historic Events




HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. Pickard, British Petty Officer, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking and continued on to another ship [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    HMS Prince of Wales Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listprincecrew.html

RMS Lusitania

  • Mr. Frederick J. Pickard, English 3rd Class passenger residing in New York, New York, USA, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 6) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/

RMS Titanic

  • Mr. Berk Pickard, (Trembisky), aged 32, Polish Third Class passenger from Warsaw who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and survived in the sinking in life boat 9 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html

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