Buzzard Family History
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Buzzard Name Meaning
English: from Middle English busard, bosard ‘buzzard’ (Old French busart), hence a nickname for someone thought to resemble the bird in some way. The buzzard was considered an inferior bird of prey, useless for falconry, and the nickname was therefore probably a derogatory one. Americanized spelling of Swiss German Bosshart or any of its variants.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Bustard, Bullard, Buzard, Bard, Bussard, Cunard, Hazard, Bozard