The surname ‘Bird’ originates from England. It is derived from the middle English word ‘bird’, ‘brid’, meaning nestling, young bird (Old English ‘bridd’), applied as a nickname or perhaps occasionally as a metonymic name for a bird catcher. The metathesized form is first found in Northumberland, but the surname is more common in the Midlands and South of England. It may also be derived from the Middle English word ‘burde’, meaning maiden, girl, applied as a mocking surname. Public and Civil registry archive’s confirm that the surname ‘Bird’ and or it’s variant’s, date as far back as the thirteenth century were a ‘David le Brid’, from the county of Oxfordshire, England, is recorded on the Hundred Rolls in1273. The exact period of settlement in North America has not been definitely determined but Information extracted from Public and Civil registry archive’s confirm that one of the first settlers was a certain ‘Samuel Bird’, aged 20, a labourer by trade, from the city of Bristol, England. He emigrated to North America in 1775, sailing from the Port of Bristol aboard the ship… Coat of arms: Argent. a cross flory betwee…
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