My Great Grandmother on my Mom's side was Beatrice Punchard who was born in England circa 1881. Before she passed away in 1938 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, she linked in to her family tree. We have details going back 13 generations to William Punchard of Bedingfield, England, who married a lady named Johane around 1464.
We have a book entitled: "Punchard of Heanton- Punchardon: Records of an Unfortunate Family" which my Grandpa photocopied when he was in England in 1974. It covers several different lines of the Punchard family. In a nutshell, it appears that Punchards are really Punchardons who came from Normandy in 1066 during the invasion of England. The lines spread out through England, and this book covers a number of them. It may be of help to others.