When Raymond Francis Bird was born on 24 September 1879, in Dayton Township, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States, his father, Frederick Irving Bird, was 37 and his mother, Elvira Weldon, was 31. He married Bertha Bell Bare on 27 November 1902, in Grow Township, Anoka, Minnesota, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Champlin Township, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States for about 15 years and Roberts, Jefferson, Idaho, United States in 1920. He died on 4 March 1947, in Seattle, King, Washington, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Aberdeen, Grays Harbor, Washington, United States.
English and Scottish: nickname for a young or a small and slender person, from Middle English brid, bird, burd (Old English bird, brid, perhaps also byrd) ‘bird, young bird’, also ‘young man, young woman, child’.
Irish: Anglicized form of a number of Irish names erroneously thought to contain the element éan ‘bird’, in particular Ó hÉinigh (see Heagney ), Ó hÉanna (see Heaney ), Ó hÉanacháin (see Heneghan ), and Mac an Déaghanaigh (see McEneaney ).
Americanized form (translation into English) of various European surnames meaning ‘bird’, as for example German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) Vogel , French Loiseau , Czech Ptáček (see Ptacek ) and Pták, Polish Ptak .
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