Louis Picard

about 1720–18 November 1757 (Age 37)
Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands

The Life of Louis

Louis Picard was born about 1720, in Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands. He married Johanna Catharina Mark on 28 August 1744, in Western Cape, South Africa. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 18 November 1757, in Western Cape, South Africa, at the age of 37, and was buried in Western Cape, South Africa.

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Louis Picard
Johanna Catharina Mark
Marriage: 28 August 1744
Christina Louisa Picard
Frans Pieter Picard
Helena Alida Picard
Johannes Pieter Picard

Spouse and Children


    Johanna Catharina Mark


28 August 1744
Western Cape, South Africa


World Events (4)

1721 · Recovery of Herengracht House Prices

Age 1

The houses along the Herengracht canal were considered a prime section of Amsterdam's real estate, and remain so to this day. However, as a result of various wars during the late 1600's and early 1700's, the pricing index for these properties dropped significantly. The index dipped as low as 151.8 in 1678. Fortunately, during the period of 1720-1736, the housing market experienced a period of recovery, and the Herengracht properties peaked at an index of 345.9 in 1736.

Age 25

England, Austria, Saxony and the Netherlands formed an alliance against Russia.
1748 · Pachtersoproer Riots

Age 28

In the 18th century, a Dutch rebellion was formed, referred to as the Pachtersoproer. The basis of the uprising was economic frustration, primarily the current method of rural tax-collection. Riots fully broke out on June 25, 1748. Citizens ran through the streets and threw stones, broke open houses, looted, and tossed expensive objects from the bridges. At least three were killed, and three more would be hanged. Shooting broke out during the hanging, and in the panic, over two hundred people were trampled or drowned nearby.

Name Meaning

1 French, Scottish, and German: from Old French Picard ‘Picard’, a regional name for someone from Picardy in northern France.2 French: from a pejorative derivative of pic ‘pick’, ‘pike’, cognate of Pike 3 and 4.3 Jewish (western Ashkenazic): Frenchification of the German name Bickhart .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Louis Piccardi in entry for Helena Alida Piccardi, "South Africa, Dutch Reformed Church Registers (Cape Town Archives), 1660-1970 "
  • Louwis Picard in entry for Johannes Pieterse Picard, "South Africa, Dutch Reformed Church Registers (Cape Town Archives), 1660-1970 "
  • Louis Picaard in entry for Frans Pieter Picaard, "South Africa, Dutch Reformed Church Registers (Cape Town Archives), 1660-1970 "

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