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"BARD. From Gaelic bard, a poet. Simon le Bard, mercator de Scotia, mentioned in 1364 (Rot. Scot., p. 883). Johannes Bard or le Barde was juror in Moray, 1389 and 1398 (REM., p. 200, 212). James the Barde was one of the Dailies of Lindsay of Byres for infefting James of Innes in the lands of Aberchirder, 1456. Barde also appears as a surname of several landowners in the district about the same time (Macdonald, Local place names, Huntly, 1887, p. 3). Andro Bard, John Bard, and William Bard, followers of the earl of Cassilis, were respited for murder, 1526 (RSS., i, 3386). John Bard was tenant of Langmure, Ayrshire, 1552 (Hunter, p. 67). Jaspart Bard to be "harmless and skaithless of all bodelie hanne,' 1552 (IUus., in, p. 277-279). In 1529 there is entry of a payment of ten pounds to Thome" the barde" (ALHT., v, p. 385). The name has most probably become lost in BAUUX "(The surnames of Scotland. George Fraser Black, 1866-1948)


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Some Famous People with the surname of Bard

Wikipedia Thomas Robert Bard (December 8, 1841 ? March 5, 1915) was a political leader in California who assisted in the organization of Ventura County and represented the state in the United States Senate from 1900 to 1905 as a Republican.
Wikipedia Ralph Austin Bard (July 29, 1884 ? April 5, 1975) was a Chicago financier who served as Assistant Secretary of the Navy, 1941?1944, and as Under Secretary, 1944?1945.
Wikipedia Joshua David Bard (born March 30, 1978) is an American Major League Baseball catcher who is currently a free agent.
Wikipedia Daniel Paul Bard (born June 25, 1985) is a right-handed baseball pitcher for the Boston Red Sox.
Wikipedia Guy Kurtz Bard (October 24, 1895 ? November 23, 1953) was a Pennsylvania educator who later became a judge of United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania from 1939 until 1952, when he resigned to be the Pennsylvania Democratic candidate for the United States Senate.
Wikipedia David Bard (1744 ? March 12, 1815) was a United States Representative from Pennsylvania.
Wikipedia Wilkie Bard (born William August Smith) (March 19, 1874 - May 5, 1944) was a popular vaudeville and music hall entertainer and recording artist at the beginning of the 20th century.