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The Strathclyde-Briton people of ancient Scotland were the first to use the name Baird. It is a name for someone who works as a poet, which was originally derived from the Gaelic word bard. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.


Baird Early Origins



The surname Baird was first found in Lanarkshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Lannraig) a former county in the central Strathclyde region of Scotland, now divided into the Council Areas of North Lanarkshire, South Lanarkshire, and the City of Glasgow, where they held a family seat from ancient times. According to legend, William the Lion, King of Scotland was alarmed by the approach of a wild boar, while hunting in one of the southwestern counties. Baird, who was a follower in the King's train, came forward to assist the King. Baird needed only a single arrow to slay the boar, and was rewarded for this service by the king. He was granted large areas of lands, and was assigned a Coat of Arms on which there is a wild boar. King William also commanded that Baird would have as his motto Dominus Fecit (The Lord made). In the Churchyard of Banff, Scotland, Baird's Arms may still be seen in an ancient monument to the Bairds of Auchmeddan.

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Baird Spelling Variations


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Baird Spelling Variations



Before the printing press standardized spelling in the last few hundred years, no general rules existed in the English language. Spelling variations in Scottish names from the Middle Ages are common even within a single document. Baird has been spelled Baird, Bard, Barde, Baard, Bayard, Beard and many more.

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Baird Early History


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Baird Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Baird research. Another 285 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1616, 1656, 1647, 1667, 1620, 1698, 1654, 1737, 1686, 1745, 1697, 1658, 1715, 1690, 1740 and are included under the topic Early Baird History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Baird Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Baird Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the family at this time was Henry Bard, 1st Viscount Bellomont (1616-1656), an English Royalist; Charles Rupert Bard, 2nd Viscount Bellomont (1647-1667); and Sir John Baird of Newbyth, Lord Newbyth (1620-1698), a Scottish advocate, judge, politician and diplomat, Commissioner for Aberdeenshire in the Parliament of Scotland...

Another 48 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Baird Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Baird In Ireland


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Baird In Ireland



Some of the Baird family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 105 words (8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



For Scottish immigrants, the great expense of travel to North America did not seem such a problem in those unstable times. Acres of land awaited them and many got the chance to fight for their freedom in the American War of Independence. These Scots and their ancestors went on to play important roles in the forging of the great nations of the United States and Canada. Among them:

Baird Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Andrew Baird, who landed in Massachusetts in 1672
  • James Baird who arrived in America in 1685
  • Alexander Baird, who arrived in New York in 1695

Baird Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • William Baird settled in New Hampshire in 1718
  • Francois Baird, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1754
  • Archibald Baird, who arrived in South Carolina in 1770
  • John Baird settled in Charles Town [Charleston], South Carolina in 1773
  • Thomas Baird settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1774
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Baird Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Baird, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1807
  • Henry Baird, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1810
  • Martha Baird, aged 40, landed in Maine in 1812
  • Washington Baird, who landed in New York in 1813
  • George Baird, who landed in New York, NY in 1816
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Baird Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Phillip Baird (Beard) settled in St. John's, Newfoundland in 1677, and the Bairds also settled in Bay Bulls, Freshwater Bay, and Long Harbour, in Newfoundland [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0

Baird Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. William Baird U.E. who settled in Saint John, New Brunswick c. 1783 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Baird Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • James Baird, who arrived in Canada in 1820
  • George Baird, aged 50, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Trial" in 1833
  • Margaret Baird, aged 50, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Trial" in 1833
  • Anne Baird, aged 28, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Trial" in 1833
  • Adam Baird, aged 22, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Trial" in 1833
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Baird Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Baird a farmer, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Navarino" in 1837 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) NAVARINO 1837. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837Navarino.htm
  • Isabella Baird arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Navarino" in 1837 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) NAVARINO 1837. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837Navarino.htm
  • James Baird a shepherd, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Navarino" in 1837 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) NAVARINO 1837. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837Navarino.htm
  • Jane Baird arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Navarino" in 1837 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) NAVARINO 1837. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837Navarino.htm
  • John Baird arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Navarino" in 1837 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) NAVARINO 1837. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837Navarino.htm
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Baird Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Helen Baird landed in Auckland, New Zealand in 1840
  • James Baird landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840
  • John Baird landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840
  • Samuel C Baird landed in Auckland, New Zealand in 1840
  • Thomas Baird landed in Auckland, New Zealand in 1840
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Baird (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Baird (post 1700)



  • Major-General Henry Welles Baird (1881-1963), American Commanding Officer, 4th Armored Division (1941-1942)
  • Brigadier-General Harry Howard Baird (1893-1969), American Commanding Officer, Special Troops, US Army Forces Pacific (1945-1946)
  • Patrick Baird, American politician, Delegate to Indiana State Constitutional Convention, 1816
  • Paul Revere Baird (b. 1889), American Republican politician, Mayor of Waterville, Maine, 1925
  • R. E. Baird, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Louisiana, 1940
  • Ray R. Baird, American Democrat politician, Member of Tennessee State Senate 5th District; Elected 1974
  • Robert Baird, American politician, Mayor of Ionia, Michigan, 1906
  • Robert G. Baird, American politician, Postmaster at Agricultural College, Michigan, 1884-85
  • Robert William Baird, American Republican politician, Candidate for New York State Senate 22nd District, 1962
  • Rufus K. Baird, American politician, Member of Vermont State House of Representatives from Chittenden, 1888
  • ... (Another 73 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Baird Historic Events


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Baird Historic Events




HMS Repulse

  • Mr. James Baird, British Ordinary Seaman, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking

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Suggested Readings for the name Baird


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Suggested Readings for the name Baird



  • A Baird Family in America and Allied Lines by Joie Baird and Delila Baird.
  • Francis Baird's American Descendants from 1758 by James T. Baird.

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Dominus fecit
Motto Translation: The Lord made.


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Baird Clan Badge


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Baird Clan Badge




Baird Clan Badge
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A clan is a social group made up of a number of distinct branch-families that actually descended from, or accepted themselves as descendants of, a common ancestor. The word clan means simply children. The idea of the clan as a community is necessarily based around this idea of heredity and is most often ruled according to a patriarchal structure. For instance, the clan chief represented the hereditary "parent" of the entire clan. The most prominent example of this form of society is the Scottish Clan system...

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Septs of the Distinguished Name Baird
Baard, Baarde, Baarte, Baeard, Baearde, Baeart, Baird, Bairde, Bard, Barde, Bayard, Bayarde, Bayart, Bayarte, Bayeard, Bayearde, Bayeart, Bayerd, Bayert, Bayord, Beard, Beard, Bearde, Bearid, Bearte, Beeard, Beearde, Beeart, Beearte, Beeeard, Beeearde, Beeeart, Beeerd, Beeert, Beeord, Beyard, Beyarde, Beyart, Beyarte, Beyeard, Beyearde, Beyeart, Beyerd, Beyert, Beyord and more.

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  2. ^ Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  3. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) NAVARINO 1837. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837Navarino.htm

Other References

  1. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  2. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  3. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and David Hicks. The Highland Clans The Dynastic Origins, Cheifs and Background of the Clans. New York: C.N. Potter, 1968. Print.
  4. Black, George F. The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3).
  5. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Scots Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Mordern Application of the Art and Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
  6. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  7. Adam, Frank. Clans Septs and Regiments of the Scottish Highlands 8th Edition. London: Bacon (G.W.) & Co, 1970. Print. (ISBN 10-0717945006).
  8. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  9. Fulton, Alexander. Scotland and Her Tartans: The Romantic Heritage of the Scottish Clans and Families. Godalming: Bramley, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-86283-880-0).
  10. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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