Bichard One Name Study

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Location: Guernsey, Channel Islandsmap
Surnames/tags: Bichard Bishard
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Origin of Surname

One suggestion is that the name comes from the French for little doe. Alternatively it is supposed to be of Germanic origin from bic (beak) and hard (strong).[1]


This is a One Name Study to collect together in one place everything about the BICHARD surname. The hope is that other researchers like you will join our study to help make it a valuable reference point for people studying lines that cross or intersect.

How to Join

Please contact the project leader Pare Hayward-Howie or post a comment at the foot of the page. If you have any questions, just ask. Thanks!

Task List

1. List existing Bichards by Location/Birth Place.

  • Isle of Guernsey, Channel Islands
  • Guernsey County, Ohio, United States of America
  • Elsewhere

2. Any other ideas please share them.


The Guernsey branch was started by two brothers, Germain and Brandeyn Bichard, sons of John, who left Jersey and settled in Guernsey in about 1575. One settled in St Sampsons and the other in St Saviours. Another brother, John, seems to have followed them to Guernsey a few years later. Later on Brandeyn's younger son Pierre, left St Saviours to join his uncle Germain at St Sampsons.[2]

Isle of Guernsey, Channel Islands

Enter here all Bichards born Isle of Guernsey
Jean John Bichard (1797 - 1862)
Martha Bichard (1808-1839)
Jean John Bichard Jr (1828 - 1898)
Enter James Bichard here
Enter Daniel Bichard here
Enter Martha (Bichard) Young here
Rachel (Bichard) Johnson (1837-1927)

Guernsey County, Ohio, United States of America

A Branch from the Guernsey Island Tree. "Guernsey County takes its name from the Island of Guernsey in the English Channel, from whence came the first settlers in August of 1806". [3] A number of Bichards arrived in Ohio from Guernsey Island, in June 1807. They are listed as;

  • The Families of James Bichard Sr
  • Peter Bichard
  • Nicholas Bichard

Wiki Tree Profiles from Guernsey County, OHIO are listed below. Link these profiles

  • Homer Raymond Bichard 20 Sep 1939 Cambridge Guernsey, OHIO, *Harry R. Bichard 1891 - 1978 OHIO, *Ralph Bichard 1916 - 2007 OHIO, *Mildred (Bichard) Reed 1917 Guernsey County, OHIO


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