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Origin and popularity of the name PICARD


Picard : 1: French Walloon Catalan and German; Breton (also Le Picard): from Old French and Catalan picardPicard’ a habitational name for someone from Picardy in northern France. This surname is also found in the Flemish part of Belgium. Compare Pecore.2: French: in some cases probably also from pic ‘pick pike’ + the pejorative suffix -ard applied as a nickname for e.g. a user of a pointed tool.3: English (of Norman origin): variant of Pickard mostly a cognate of 1 above.4: Jewish (western Ashkenazic): Frenchified form of German Bickhart.


Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press
FANBI : The Oxford Dictionary if Family Names in Britain and Ireland, ©2016, University of the West of England
FANBI : The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain, ©2021, University of the West of England

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