English from Middle English pa(c)k
‘pack’, ‘bundle’ + the Anglo-Norman French pejorative suffix -ard, hence a derogatory occupational name for a peddler.
English pejorative derivative of the Middle English personal name Pack
English from a Norman personal name, Pachard
, composed of the Germanic elements pac
‘fight’ + hard
‘hardy’, ‘brave’, ‘strong’.
Probably an Americanized spelling of German Packert
, from Germanic personal names formed with a word meaning ‘battle’ or ‘to fight’; or a variant of Packer
(with excrescent -t).