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The ancient Scottish name Beaird was first used by someone who worked 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.


Beaird Early Origins



The surname Beaird 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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Beaird Spelling Variations


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Beaird Spelling Variations



In the era before dictionaries, there were no rules governing the spelling or translation of names or any other words. Consequently, there are an enormous number of spelling variations in Medieval Scottish names. Beaird has appeared as Baird, Bard, Barde, Baard, Bayard, Beard and many more.

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Beaird Early History


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Beaird Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Beaird 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 Beaird History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Beaird Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Beaird 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 Beaird Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Beaird In Ireland


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Beaird In Ireland



Some of the Beaird 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



The freedom, opportunity, and land of the North American colonies beckoned. There, Scots found a place where they were generally free from persecution and where they could go on to become important players in the birth of new nations. Some fought in the American War of Independence, while others went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. The ancestors of all of these Scottish settlers have been able to recover their lost national heritage in the last century through highland games and Clan societies in North Ameri ca. Among them:

Beaird Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Alexander Beaird, aged 24, arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Oristano" from Cardiff [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J67M-LWP : 6 December 2014), Alexander Beaird, 06 Apr 1919; citing departure port Cardiff, arrival port New York, ship name Oristano, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Robert Beaird, aged 21, arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Santa Elisa" from West Coast, South America [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J68Q-P44 : 6 December 2014), Robert Beaird, 06 Oct 1920; citing departure port West Coast, South America, arrival port New York, ship name Santa Elisa, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Robert Lincoln Beaird, aged 22, arrived in America from Bordeaux, France in 1921 aboard the ship "Pipestone County" from Dunkirk, France [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6LQ-SYF : 6 December 2014), Robert Lincoln Beaird, 20 Oct 1921; citing departure port Dunkirk, France, arrival port Bordeaux, France, ship name Pipestone County, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Alexander Beaird, aged 25, arrived in New York in 1924 aboard the ship "Cibao" from Antoms [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JNHW-6NB : 6 December 2014), Alexander Beaird, 05 Sep 1924; citing departure port Antoms, arrival port New York, ship name Cibao, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

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Contemporary Notables of the name Beaird (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Beaird (post 1700)



  • Pamela Beaird (b. 1945), birth name of Pamela Baird, American former actress, best known for her role as "Mary Ellen Rogers", the girlfriend of "Wally Cleaver" on the sitcom, Leave It to Beaver
  • John Beaird (1953-1993), American screenwriter and film producer
  • David Beaird (b. 1952), American film and stage director, screenwriter, and playwright, recipient of the Joseph Jefferson Award in 1973
  • Charles Thomas Beaird (1922-2006), American industrialist, newspaper publisher and philanthropist

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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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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. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J67M-LWP : 6 December 2014), Alexander Beaird, 06 Apr 1919; citing departure port Cardiff, arrival port New York, ship name Oristano, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J68Q-P44 : 6 December 2014), Robert Beaird, 06 Oct 1920; citing departure port West Coast, South America, arrival port New York, ship name Santa Elisa, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  4. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6LQ-SYF : 6 December 2014), Robert Lincoln Beaird, 20 Oct 1921; citing departure port Dunkirk, France, arrival port Bordeaux, France, ship name Pipestone County, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  5. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JNHW-6NB : 6 December 2014), Alexander Beaird, 05 Sep 1924; citing departure port Antoms, arrival port New York, ship name Cibao, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Other References

  1. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster and America. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. Print.
  2. Urquhart, Blair Edition. Tartans The New Compact Study Guide and Identifier. Secauccus, NJ: Chartwell Books, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0-7858-0050-6).
  3. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
  4. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  5. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  7. 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).
  8. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  9. Scots Kith and Kin And Illustrated Map Revised 2nd Edition. Edinburgh: Clan House/Albyn. Print.
  10. Paul, Sir James Balfour. An Ordinary of Arms Contained in the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland Second Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1903. Print.
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The Beaird Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Beaird Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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