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  • Abiel Bird (bef.1673 - 1757)
    Abiel Bird Christing: 27 Apr 167 in DORCHESTER, SUFFOLK, MASSACHUSETTS, USA John Bird in entry for Abiell Bird, "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915 - Name: Abiell Bird, Gender: Ma...
  • Abner Bird, II (1770 - 1798)
    Mr. and Mrs. Abner Bird, Sr resided in Virginia. Their only son, Abner Bird, Jr. married his cousin, Jane JAMESON, the daughter of Thomas and Hannah (Taggart) JAMESON on 7 March 1791 in Franklin County...
  • Abner James Bird, I (aft.1735 - bef.1775)
    Reference: MyHeritage Family Trees - SmartCopy : Jan 20 2017, 16:51:17 UTC Reference: FamilySearch Genealogy - SmartCopy : May 2 2017, 15:13:59 UTC
  • Abraham Bird (1771 - 1828)
    Updated from MyHeritage Family Trees by SmartCopy : Nov 5 2015, 4:32:16 UTC
  • Abraham Bird (1789 - 1862)
    Updated from WikiTree Genealogy via father Andrew Byrd by SmartCopy : Nov 2 2015, 22:59:10 UTC * Military service : 1st Lieutenant in the Company of Cavalery commanded by Captain William Mchon of the 3...

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