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


Similar surnames: Bard, Kidd, Bald, Budd, Baird, Biss, Burd, Lind, Birk, Wire

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  • Farmer

    32%
  • School

    6%
  • Laborer

    4%
  • Labourer

    4%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Bird family was Labourer. Farmer, School and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bird. The most common Bird occupation in Canada was Farmer. 32% of Bird's were Farmers.

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Between 1942 and 2004, Bird life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Bird in 1942 was 35, and 74 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bird

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