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Type Surname (from given name)
Usage English
Other Forms FormsBouchard, Bouchart, Bocard, Burkhard, Burkitt, Burgheard, Burchard, Burckhardt

Meaning & History

English: from an Old English personal name, Burgheard, composed of the elements burh, burg ‘fort’ (see Burke) + heard ‘hardy’, ‘brave’, ‘strong’.

The name was reintroduced into Middle English by the Normans in the forms Bouchart, and Bocard. In the form Burkhard, it was a very popular medieval German name.
Added 8/17/2016 by TanorFaux