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Origins and History


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"BIRD. William Bird was admitted burgess of Aberdeen, 1443 (NSCM., i, p. 7), James Burd in Dechmont, 1634 (RPC., 2. ser. v, p. 640), Thomas Burd appears in Shillrige, 1667 ( (Stirling), and John Burd in Aytoune, 1684 ( (Lauder). A popular name (Burd) in Edinburgh in seventeenth century (Edinb. Mart.). "(The surnames of Scotland. George Fraser Black, 1866-1948)


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Birth, Death and Marriage Records for the Bird Family Tree

Birth, Death and Marriage records are often the best method of making the links to the Bird Genealogy that will form part of your family tree. Although records vary from country to country, they are normally the most formal record of a person's relations. From the sources listed below it will be possible to locate a birth record and, from that record, a birth certificate may be obtainable which is likely to list the names of the parents, therefore taking you back another generation. A marriage certificate may also list the names of the respective fathers of the bride and groom which may then help you to find them earlier in life on a census record enabling you to fill out more detail in the Bird family tree.

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Wikipedia Larry Joe Bird (born December 7, 1956) is a retired American NBA basketball player.
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Wikipedia Isabella Lucy Bird (October 15, 1831 ? October 7, 1904) was a nineteenth-century English traveller, writer, and a natural historian.
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Wikipedia Phillip Bradley Bird (born September 11, 1957) is a two-time Academy Award-winning American director, animator and screenwriter.
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Wikipedia Harold Dennis Bird, MBE, commonly known as "Dickie" Bird (born April 19, 1933 in Barnsley, Yorkshire) is a retired English international cricket umpire.
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Wikipedia Billie Bird (February 28, 1908 ? November 27, 2002) was an American actress and comedienne.
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Wikipedia Aaron Christopher Bird is an Australian cricketer who currently plays first-class cricket for the New South Wales Blues.
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Wikipedia Robert Ian Bird (born March 18, 1970 in Vancouver, British Columbia) is a former field hockey defender from Canada.
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Wikipedia Richard Ely Bird (November 4, 1878 ? January 10, 1955) was a member of the United States House of Representatives for the 8th District of Kansas from 1921 to 1923.
Wikipedia Wallis Bird (born 29 January 1982 in Meath, Republic of Ireland) is an Irish musician.
Wikipedia Antonia Bird (born 1959 in London) is an English director.
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Wikipedia George Raymond Bird (June 23, 1850 ? November 9, 1940) was a Major League Baseball center fielder in the 19th century.
Wikipedia John Bird (November 22, 1768 ? February 2, 1806) was a United States Representative from New York.
Wikipedia David Alan "Dave" Bird (born 26 December 1984) is an English footballer, who plays in midfield for Cheltenham Town.
Wikipedia John Charles Bird (born 9 June 1948 in Doncaster, England) is an English former footballer and manager.
Wikipedia Wallace Samuel Bird (December 7 1917 ? 2 October 1971) was a Canadian businessman and the 23rd Lieutenant-Governor of New Brunswick since Canadian Confederation.
Wikipedia Rodger Bird (born July 2, 1943 in Corbin, Kentucky) is a former professional American football player for the American Football League's Oakland Raiders.
Wikipedia Samuel Bird (born 9 January 1987 in Roehampton) is a British racing driver.
Wikipedia Cory James Bird (born August 10, 1978 in Atlantic City, New Jersey) is a former American football safety in the National Football League for the Indianapolis Colts from 2001?2004.
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Wikipedia Donald William Carlton Bird (January 5, 1908 ? 1987) was an English professional footballer who played at outside left.
Wikipedia John Taylor Bird (August 16, 1829, Bloomsbury, New Jersey ? May 6, 1911, Trenton, New Jersey) was an American Democratic Party politician and businessman who represented New Jersey's 3rd congressional district from 1869 to 1873.
Wikipedia Jerry Lee Bird (born February 2, 1935 in Corbin, Kentucky) is a retired American basketball player.
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Wikipedia Anthony "Tony" Bird (born 1 September 1974 in Cardiff) is a former Welsh professional footballer.
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Wikipedia John Bird (died 1558) was an English Carmelite monk and bishop.
Wikipedia Sir William Bird (1560 or 1561 ? 1624) was a lawyer, Member of Parliament for Oxford University and Dean of the Court of Arches but who was accused in Parliament of taking improper fees.
Wikipedia Bolton Stafford Bird CMG (30 January 1840 ? 15 December 1924) was an English-born Australian Congregationalist clergyman, farmer and politician.
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