Pickard Name Origin, Meaning and Family History

Pickard Name Meaning: A variant of 'Picard',a regional name for someone from Picardy in France.Possibly derived from a French personal name,of the elements 'pic-hard',translating as 'sharp and hardy'.

The variant surname of 'Pitcher' developed from the elements above. The first recorded spelling of the family name is that of 'William Pichard',dated 1169.

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Surname Distribution

Census frequency by county

Name Concentrations Within England and Wales

Pickard Surname Statistics

Top Professions for the Pickard family

Profession Census Frequency
Agricultural Labourer 68
Female Servant 60
Farmer 38
Independent 37
Male Servant 25
Labourer 22
Shoe Maker 20
Weaver 15
Woollen Weaver 14
Worsted Weaver 14
Dress Maker 12
Coal Miner 12
Clothier 12
Carpenter 10
Ribbon Weaver 10
Stuff Weaver 10
Pauper 9
Ag Labourer 8
Apprentice 8
Blacksmith 8
Painter 8
Wool Comber 8
Tailor 7
Miner 7
Brick Layer 6

Pickard Surname Variants Ranking

Rank Surname Match Census Frequency
1 Pickard 100% 27,781
2 Packard 86% 2,258
3 Picard 86% 661
4 Peckard 86% 465
5 Pickerd 86% 182
6 Peckerd 71% 178

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The surname Pickard is the most popular version of all its varients

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