Pickard Family History
Pickard Name Meaning
English (mainly Yorkshire) and German: variant of Picard. English: some early examples, such as Paganus filius Pichardi (Hampshire, 1160), seem to point to derivation from a Germanic personal name, probably composed of the elements bic ‘sharp point’, ‘pointed weapon’ + hard ‘hardy’, ‘brave’, ‘strong’. Dutch: regional name for someone from Picardy in northern France. German: variant of Picker 4.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press