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Bird Family History

Bird Name Meaning
English and Scottish: from Middle English bird, brid ‘nestling’, ‘young bird’ (Old English bridd), applied as a nickname or perhaps occasionally as a metonymic occupational name for a bird catcher. The metathesized form is first found in the Northumbrian dialect of Middle English, but the surname is more common in central and southern England. It may possibly also be derived from Old English burde ‘maiden’, ‘girl’, applied as a derisory nickname.Irish: Anglicization of Gaelic Ó hÉanacháin or Ó hÉinigh, in which the first element (after Ó) has been taken as Gaelic éan ‘bird’ (see Heneghan).Jewish: translation of various Ashkenazic surnames meaning ‘bird’, as for example Vogel.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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Name Distribution of Bird Families

  • Number of Bird families
     1,792 - 3,581
     598 - 1,791
     1 - 597
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Bird families
     84 - 165
     29 - 83
     1 - 28
     
    from the 1851 Canada Census Data

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Bird Family Origin

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Bird Immigration Information (CA)

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Bird Family Occupations

from 1881 CA Census Data

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Military Service by Bird

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