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  • Abiel Bird (1673 - 1757)
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  • Alice Le Bird (1572 - 1606)
  • Anne Bird (1596 - d.)
    Sources [S204] NEHGR. Vols. 86-88 (1932-34), The Fiske Family, Andrews Moriarty. [S172] Descendants of Joseph Pope, of Salem, Henry Wheatland, (Essex Institute Collections of June, 1866 (Vol. vii...
  • Anne Clark (1671 - 1697)
  • Anne Bird (c.1620 - 1673)

About the Bird surname

The surname Bird is English. It derives from the pre 7th century word bridde, meaning a bird, or nestling, and as a surname was originally given as a nickname to one thought to bear a fancied resemblance to a bird. This may have been from bright dress, or bright eyed and active, or perhaps to some one with a beautiful singing voice. It may also be derived from the Old English burde, meaning maiden or girl and used as a derisory nickname. The surname was first recorded towards the end of the 12th century.

Variations: Byrd, Byrde, Bride

Jewish- translation of various Ashkenazic surnames meaning bird, such as Vogel

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