The Pinckard family saga is rooted in the people of the Pictish Clan
of ancient Scotland
. The Pinckard family lived in Picardy, a region of northern France. Bearers of the name made their way from Picardy to England
Early Origins of the Pinckard family
The surname Pinckard 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 Pinckard family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pinckard research.Another 326 words (23 lines of text) covering the years 1150, 1266, 1279, 1350, and 1780 are included under the topic Early Pinckard History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Pinckard Spelling Variations
Prior to the invention of the printing press in the last hundred
years, documents were basically unique. Names were written according to sound, and often appeared differently each time they were recorded. Spelling variations
of the name Pinckard include Pickard, Picard and others.
Early Notables of the Pinckard family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Pinckard family to the New World and Oceana
The freedom of the North American colonies was enticing, and many Scots left to make the great crossing. It was a long and hard journey, but its reward was a place where there was more land than people and tolerance was far easier to come by. Many of these people came together to fight for a new nation in the American War of Independence
, while others remained loyal to the old order as United Empire Loyalists. The ancestors of Scots in North America have recovered much of this heritage in the 20th century through Clan
societies and other such organizations. A search of immigration and passenger lists revealed many important and early immigrants to North America bearing the name of Pinckard: Aaron Picard arrived in Philadelphia in 1869; Cyrus, Josiah, Nathaniel and William Picard settled in Philadelphia in 1852.