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"An old tradition in this family records that William the Lion, while hunting in one of the southwest counties, happening to wander from his attendants, was alarmed by the approach of a wild boar, and calling out for assistance, a gentleman of the name of Baird, who had followed the king, came up and had the good fortune to slay the object of the monarch's alarm. For this signal service, William conferred upon his deliverer large grants of lands, and assigned him for his coat of arms, a boar passant, and for his motto: "Dominus fecit," which arms are to be seen upon an ancient monument of the Bairds of Auchmedden in the churchyard of Banif. An old prophecy of Sir Thomas Learmont, called Thomas the Rymer, says: "there shall be an eagle in the craig while there is a Baird in Auchmedden." "(The origin and signification of Scottish surnames. Clifford Stanley Sims, 1862)
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"BAIRD. This name appears to be territorial in origin. A family "de Bard" or "de Barde" held considerable land in Lanarkshire from the family of de Bigres. Henry de Barde witnessed the gift by Thomas de Haya to the House of Soltre between 1202-28 (Soltre, p. 15). In 1228 the great tithes of the land of Richard de Baard lying on the south side of the Auan (Avon) were granted to the monks of Lesmahagow (Kelso, 186, 280), and sometime before 1240 Richard Bard (without "de") gave to the same monks the whole land of Little Kyp, a gift confirmed by King Alexander n in 1240 (ibid., 181-82). Robertus Bard was one of the witnesses to the confirmation charter of the churches of Innyrwic and Liggerwod to the monks of Paisley c. 1272-79 (RMP., p. 119). Four individuals of the name rendered homage in 1296: Fergus de Barde of Lanarkshire, from whom may be descended the Bairds of Kipp and Evandale; Nicol Bard and John Bard, also of Lanarkshire; and Duncan Barde of Stirlingshire (Bain, u, p. 205-6, 210). The seal of Nicol bears a hare or rabbit to dexter and S' Nichul Bard; and the seal of Sir John bears within round tracery, a shield with a cross raguly and S' Jolumnis de Barde (ibid., n, p. 531, 539). Robert Barde who was made prisoner of war in 1315 and ransomed in 1320 (ibid., m, 456, 697), may be the Robert Barde who had a crown charter from Robert i of the barony of Cambusnaythen with pertinents on a reddendo of ten chalders of wheat and ten of barley (RMS., i, 79). He is probably also the Robert of Bard or de Barde, knight, who witnessed resignation of lands in the barony of Drumelzier in 1331 (Hay, 9), and appears as sheriff of Lanark in 1329 (ER., i, p. 116, 123). Dovenaldus Bard received a legacy from the Queen, 1328 (ER., i, p. 116), William Barde a Scots prisoner of war was put in irons at Carlisle, 1332 (Bain, m, 1074), and Fergus de Bard was a charter witness in Glasgow, 1327 (REG., p. 241). Robert de Barde and his wife appealed in a case against Margaret Fraser, lady of Malkarston, 1369 (APS., i, p. 535). John Bard occurs in an indenture of 1389 (REM., 169), and again ten years later as John de Barde (ibid., 182). Simone Bayard was elected town officer in Aberdeen, 1398 (CRA., p. 375), Thomas Bard de Ordinhuf (Banffshire) was on the assize on the vicarage lands of Abirkerdor, 1492 or 1511 (REM., 203), and in 1526 James v granted to his familiar servitor, William Bard, the lands of Balmaduthy (RMS.). The name is common in the Stirling Commissariot Record between 1607 and 1800, in the Edinburgh Marriage Records, and Paterson (Ayr, u, p. 87) says it is an old name in the parish of Ballantrae. Of Baud the son of Terri who granted the church of Anwoth and the chapel of Cardiness to the Abbey of Holywood about the middle of the twelfth century nothing is known, but he must have been a person of importance in his day. An old prophecy attributed to Thomas the Rhymer says "there shall be an eagle in the craig while there is a Baud in Auchmeddan." John Baud of Kirkintilloch (d. 1891) planned and carried out the construction of New York's elevated railroads on Second and Sixth avenues. "(The surnames of Scotland. George Fraser Black, 1866-1948)
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|John Logie Baird||John Logie Baird (13 August 1888 ? 14 June 1946) was a Scottish engineer and inventor of the world's first working television system, also the world's first fully electronic colour television broadcast.|
|Brian Baird||Brian Norton Baird (born March 7, 1956) is an American politician from the U.|
|Vera Baird||Vera Baird (nee Thomas, 13 February 1951) is a British Labour politician, author and barrister, who has been the Member of Parliament for Redcar since 2001; she currently serves in the Government as the Solicitor General.|
|John Baird||John Russell Baird, PC, MP (born May 26, 1969) is a Canadian politician.|
|Chris Baird||Christopher Patrick "Chris" Baird (born 25 February 1982 in Rasharkin, County Antrim) is a Northern Irish footballer.|
|Bil Baird||William Britton Baird (August 15, 1904 ? March 18, 1987), professional name Bil Baird, but often referred to as Bill Baird, was an American puppeteer of the mid- and late 20th century.|
|Shiona Baird||Shiona Baird, born September 14, 1946, in Hereford, England is a Green politician and former Member of the Scottish Parliament (MSP) and co-convener of the Scottish Green Party, of which she is currently (2007-08) vice-convenor.|
|Craig Baird||Craig Baird (born 22 July 1970 in Hamilton, New Zealand) is a race car driver.|
|Isabelle Turcotte Baird||Isabelle Turcotte Baird (born September 24, 1970 in Quebec City, Quebec) is an athlete from Canada.|
|Matthew Baird||Matthew Baird (1817?1877) was one of the early partners in the Baldwin Locomotive Works.|
|James Bryson Baird||James Bryson Baird (March 6, 1859 ? November 6, 1939) was a politician in Manitoba, Canada.|
|Leanne Baird||Leanne Baird was Miss Canada International in 1998.|
|Dan Baird||Daniel "Dan" John Baird (born 12 December, 1953) was born in San Diego, California and is an American musician.|
|Michael Baird||Michael Baird (born 1 August 1983 in Brisbane, Australia) is an Australian football (soccer) player.|
|Harry Baird||Harry Baird (August 17, 1913, Belfast, Ireland; died May 22, 1973) was a Northern Irish professional footballer who played for, among others, Linfield, Manchester United, Huddersfield Town and Ipswich Town.|
|David Baird||David Baird, Sr.|
|Edgar Baird||Edgar Albert Baird, ONL (May 28, 1911 ? May 1, 2005) was a businessman born in Campbellton Newfoundland, Canada.|
|Travis Baird||Travis Baird (born 25 July 1986) is an Australian rules football player who was drafted by the Western Bulldogs from the Brisbane Lions in the 2005 AFL Draft (3rd round, number 46 overall).|
|Scott Baird||Scott Baird (born May 7, 1951 in Bemidji, Minnesota) is an American curler.|
|Roger Baird||Gavin Roger Todd Baird was born April 12, 1960 in Kelso, Scotland.|
|John Baird||John Baird was born on September 1, 1790.|
|Bill Baird||Bill Baird (born March 1, 1939 in Lindsay, California is a former American colegiate and Professional Football player.|
|Francis Baird||Francis Baird (1802-1864) was an engineer of Scottish ancestry in St.|
|Hugh Baird||Hugh Baird (14 March 1930 ? 19 June 2006) was a Scottish footballer who played for Airdrieonians, Leeds United and Aberdeen.|
|Robert Baird||Robert Baird (October 6, 1798 ? March 15, 1863) was an American clergyman and author.|
|Charles Baird||Charles Baird is a British-born Australian actor.|
|Robert Baird||Robert Baird (born January 3, 1973 in Ottawa, Ontario) is a former international medley swimmer from Canada.|
|Iain Baird||Iain Baird (born March 4, 1971) is a former Canadian soccer defender who earned nine caps with the Canadian national soccer team between 1984 and 1986.|
|Julianne Baird||Julianne Baird (born December 10, 1952 in Statesville, North Carolina) is an American soprano best known for her singing in Baroque works, in both opera and sacred music.|
|Andy Baird||Andy Baird (born 18 January 1979) is a Scottish former professional footballer who currently plays for Oxford City F.|
|George Husband Baird||George Husband Baird (1761?1840) was a Church of Scotland minister, educational reformer and the Principal of the University of Edinburgh from 1793 to 1840.|
|Butch Baird||Fred "Butch" Baird (born July 20, 1936) is an American professional golfer who played on the PGA Tour and the Senior PGA Tour (now known as the Champions Tour).|
|Allard Baird||Allard Baird (born November 8, 1961) is the former general manager of the Kansas City Royals.|
|Ian Baird||Ian Baird (born 1 April 1964 in Rotherham) is an ex-professional footballer whose most notable spell was as a player for Leeds United.|
|Sammy Baird||Samuel Baird (born 13 May 1930 in Denny, Stirlingshire) is a former Scottish footballer.|
|Kingsley Baird||Kingsley Baird is a Wellington-based artist and designer whose commissions include the Tomb of the Unknown Warrior at the National War Memorial of New Zealand and Te Korowai Rangimarie - Cloak of Peace - at Nagasaki Peace Park.|
|Edward Baird||Edward Baird was born in Montrose in 1904 and studied at Glasgow School of Art from 1924 to 1927.|
|David McCurdy Baird||David McCurdy Baird, OC, FRSC (born July 28, 1920) is a Canadian geologist, photographer, and academic.|
|Sharon Baird||Sharon Baird (born August 16, 1943) is an American actress and dancer who is best known for having been a Mouseketeer.|
|Zac Baird||Zachary Baird, born February 16, 1971 in Orange County, California, is a keyboardist and pianist, currently collaborating with the band Korn.|
|George Thomas Baird||George Thomas Baird (November 3, 1847 ? April 21, 1917) was a Canadian politician.|
|Joseph E. Baird||Joseph Edward Baird (November 12, 1865 ? June 14, 1942) was a U.|
|John Baird||John Baird (1795?1858) was born and educated in the Ireland and was recruited there by the British Army as a teacher.|
|William Teel Baird||William Teel Baird (c.|
|Pamela Baird||Pamela Baird (also credited as Pamela Beaird and Pamela Beard) is an American former actress, best-known for her role as "Mary Ellen Rogers", the girlfriend of "Wally Cleaver" on the classic sitcom, "Leave It to Beaver".|
|Thomas D. Baird||Thomas D.|
|Julia Baird||Julia Baird (n?e Dykins) (born 5 March 1947) is the eldest daughter of John 'Bobby' Albert Dykins (1918 - December 1965) and Julia Lennon (12 March 1914 ? 15 July 1958).|
|John Baird||John David Baird (born 22 August 1985 in Rutherglen) is a Scottish football striker currently playing for Airdrie United.|
|Hugh Baird||Hugh Baird (10 September 1770 ? 24 September 1827) was a Scottish civil engineer, who designed and built the Union Canal.|
|Archie Baird||Archie Baird (8 May 1919 ? 3 November 2009) was a Scottish association football player who played for Aberdeen and St.|
|Billy Baird||William "Billy" Baird (March 18, 1884-?) was a Canadian professional ice hockey player in the early 1900s.|
|Charles A. Baird||Charles A.|
|Ronald Baird||Ronald Arthur Baird (born 1908) was an English professional association football player.|
|Adrian Baird||Adrian Baird (born July 15, 1979 in) is a professional Canadian football defensive end who is currently a free agent.|