England by the ancestors of the Prankard family when they migrated to the region after the Norman Conquest in 1066. The Prankard family lived in Devon. Their name, however, is a reference to Pontchardon, in Argentan, Normandy, the family's place of residence prior to the Norman Conquest of England in 1066.
Early Origins of the Prankard family
Devon where Robert de Pontcardon held lands in 1083. He was from Pontcardon (Pontchardon), near Neauffla in Normandy. Almost one hundred years later, William de Punchardon held six fees in Somerset and Devon. CITATION[CLOSE]
The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)
Early History of the Prankard family
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Prankard Spelling Variations
spelling variations. The frequent changes in surnames are largely due to the fact that the Old and Middle English languages lacked definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England, as well as the official court languages of Latin and French, also had pronounced influences on the spelling of surnames. Since medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, rather than adhering to any specific spelling rules, it was common to find the same individual referred to with different spellings. The name has been spelled Punchon, Puncheon, Punchard, Punshardon, Punshow and many more.
Early Notables of the Prankard family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Prankard family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Prankard Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
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