Meaning and Origin of: Picard

Family name origins & meanings

  • French, Scottish, and German : from Old French Picard ‘Picard’, a regional name for someone from Picardy in northern France.
  • French : from a pejorative derivative of pic ‘pick’, ‘pike’, cognate of Pike 3 and 4.
  • Jewish (western Ashkenazic) : Frenchification of the German name Bickhart.
  • A Picard or Lepicard from Normandy, France, is documented in Quebec City in 1654. Another, from Brittany, was in Montreal in 1660, with the secondary surname <xref>Lafortune</xref>. Others came from Grenoble and Poitou before 1700.