When Thomas Baird was born in 1784, in Abbeville, South Carolina, United States, his father, Thomas Baird, was 47 and his mother, Jennet Barr, was 45. He lived in Cumberland, Pennsylvania, United States for about 2 years. He registered for military service in 1812. He died after 1815.
from a common pronunciation of Bard in Scotland.
occupational name from Gaelic bàrd ‘bard, poet, minstrel’, or of Gaelic Mac an Baird ‘son of the bard’.