If you are conducting some Bird family history research then you can view the Bird coat of arms and the name meaning and origin of the name as well as the meaning of symbols below. This is a great place to start when tracing your genealogy and Bird surname history and will help you answer the question 'what is the meaning of my name?'
The name Bird is frequently
of Anglo origin being an
occupational name for a
bird-catcher. In Ireland this
name and its variants were
introduced into Ulster Province
by settlers who arrived from
England and Scotland, especially
during the seventeenth century.
Byrd and Bird are also occasional
variants of the names Heaney,
Heneghan and MacEneany.
A Sept is an ancient Clan-like collective describing a group of persons whose immediate ancestors bore a common surname and inhabited the same territory.
|Argent/White or Silver||Denotes Peace and Sincerity.|
|Azure/Blue||Represents Loyalty and Truth.|
|Gules/Red||'The Martyr's colour', signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.|
|Canton||An Honorable charge|
|Crosses||Often representing Faith or Christian beliefs, possibly relating to the Crusades|
|Martlet||One who has been disposessed of land. Sign for fourth son. In Ireland the Martlett was the bird of perpetual movement|
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