When George Floyd Packard was born on 4 January 1855, in Rockford, Winnebago, Illinois, United States, his father, Willam Porter Packard, was 45 and his mother, Sarah Ann Fowler, was 38. He married Ida May Campbell on 23 October 1880, in Winnebago, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Franklin Township, DeKalb, Illinois, United States in 1920 and Kingston, DeKalb, Illinois, United States in 1928. He died on 28 April 1928, in Elgin, Kane, Illinois, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Cherry Valley, Winnebago, Illinois, United States.
English: from Middle English pak(e) ‘pack, bundle’ + the Anglo-Norman French pejorative suffix -ard, probably a derogatory occupational name for a peddler.
English: pejorative derivative of the Middle English personal name Pack .
Probably also an Americanized form of German Packert, Päckert, from ancient Germanic personal names formed with a word meaning ‘battle’ or ‘to fight’; or a variant of Packer 2 (with excrescent -t).