Dictionary of Medieval Names
from European Sources

Burchard m. Old English, Old High German burg 'castle, city, stronghold' + Old Saxon hard, Old High German hart or Old English heard 'strong, hard'.

The name of an 8th C English missionary to the continent.

Austria
Latin
c1125 Burchart (nom) UrkStyria 115
Czech Republic
Latin
1297 Burkardus (nom) RTT-1.1 VI; 1345 Burchardo (dat) CDEM-7.2 612; 1349 Purchardi (gen) chlumecky 144, Purchardus (nom) ibid. 103; 1350 Purcardo (abl) ibid. 194; 1351 Purcardo (abl) ibid. 1; 1386 Borchardus (nom) LDFPUP1 p. 13, Burckardi (gen) ibid. p. 13
Estonia
Middle Low German
1414 Borchard BbRT p. 347; 1433 Borgard ibid. p. 356; 1437 Borchart ibid. p. 360
France
Latin
1000x1030 Burcardus (nom) St-Barnard-Romans no. 143; 1014 Burcardus (nom) HGSav-4.1 p. 2; 1022 Burcardus (nom) DocMonSav p. 98; c1120 Burcardo (abl) CartNoyers CDXXXVI; 1139 Bochardus (nom) HAP p. 372; 1143 Buchardus (nom) ibid. p. 373; 1163 Burchardi (gen) clairvaux-12thc 99; 1209 Bochardi (gen) NDParisII 2-LXV, Bochardum (acc) ibid. 2-LXV; 1217 Buchardus (nom) ibid. 2-LVI; 1220 Bochardi (gen) ibid. 2-LXVIII; 1258 Bourchardo (abl) ArrestReg-volI XVII, Candlemas; 1260 Bochardi (gen) ibid. XII, Candlemas, Bochardum (acc) ibid. XII, Candlemas
Middle French
1392 Bouchart MemBret-II col. 601
Germany
Latin
822x875 Borchard (nom) TradCorb §45, Borchardo (abl) ibid. §61, Borchardus (nom) ibid. §183, Burghard (nom) ibid. §21; 1098 Burchardi (gen) quix-vol1 25; 1103 Burchardus (nom) ibid. 62; 1112 Burchardi (gen) ibid. 26; 1114 Burchardi (gen) UrkStyria 99; 1122 Burchardus (nom) quix-vol1 27; 1142 Purchart (nom) mairhofer I; 1145 Purchart (nom) ibid. XIX; 1149 Purchardus (nom) ibid. XXIX; 1168 Burchardo (abl) quix-vol1 65; 1173 Burchardus (nom) ibid. 81; 1200 Burchardus (nom) hennes-vol1 5; 1207 Burchardus (nom) ibid. 8; 1214 Burchardus (nom) ibid. 16; 1216 Borkardo (abl) ibid. 26; 1219 Burcardus (nom) ibid. 40; 1225 Burchardus (nom) ibid. 68, Burkardus (nom) ibid. 69; 1230 Borkardo (abl) ibid. 83; 1232 Borchardus (nom) CDL-1.1.1 XII; 1233 Borchardus (nom) ibid. XIV; 1248 Borchardus (nom) UrkMeck1 no. XXXIV, Burchardi (gen) hennes-vol1 126, Burchardus (nom) ibid. 126; 1251 Burchardus (nom) UrkMeck1 no. XL; 1256 Borchardus (nom) ibid. no. XLVII; 1257 Borchardus (nom) ibid. no. LI; 1259 Borchardus (nom) CDL-1.1.1 XXXI; 1265 Burchardus (nom) UrkMeck1 no. LIX; 1266 Burchardus (nom) ibid. no. LXI; 1286 Burchardus (nom) hennes-vol1 301; 1287 Burchardus (nom) ibid. 308; 1290 Burchardi (gen) ibid. 319; 1310 Borchardus (nom) UrkHan 4; 1315 Borghart (nom) VFBStralsund 48; 1322 Borchardus (nom) ibid. 76; 1394 Burchardi (gen) SMM p. 173, Burkardi (gen) ibid. p. 175, Purchardi (gen) ibid. p. 172
Early New High German
1401 Burkart (dat) UrkKH-2 908; 1497 Burckhart Nurn1497 314
Italy
Latin
1096 Burchardi (gen) UrkStyria 88; 1262 Burchardus (nom) hennes-vol1 194
Poland
Latin
1232 Burchardus (nom) hennes-vol1 87
Sweden
Latin
1323 borcardi (gen) SDHK no. 3200, borkardi (gen) ibid. no. 3200
Switzerland
Latin
1166 Bochardo (abl) CartHaut 18; 1167 Bochardus (nom) ibid. 22; 1235 Borcardi (gen) CLC p. 35; 1352 Burckhardo (abl) MHN DXLVII
Middle High German
1352 Burchard (nom) MHN DXLVI
Cite as: S.L. Uckelman. "Burchard". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2019, no. 1. http://dmnes.org/2019/1/name/Burchard.