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