Last Name BAIRD


Meaning 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 in the churchyard of Banff."
Origin Scottish, Jewish, Polish, Irish, Zimbabwean, South african, Hungarian

Rank 935 (2000 US census) 911 (1990 US census)
Count 34,233 (2000 US census)

Race / ethnic distribution

The 2000 US Census claims that
  • 93.1%, or 31871 total occurrences, of those with this family name identified themselves as being white,
  • 2.99%, or 1024 total occurrences, as black,
  • 0.56%, or 192 total occurrences, as Asian and Pacific Islander,
  • 0.61%, or 209 total occurrences, as American Indian and Native Alaskan,
  • 1.23%, or 421 total occurrences, as two or more races, and
  • 1.5%, or 513 total occurrences, as Hispanic ethnic origin.

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