When Henry Bird was born on 18 June 1811, in Stoughton, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Isaac Bird Jr, was 39 and his mother, Zilpah Bartlett, was 35. He married Vashti Marshall about 1835, in Stoughton, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter.
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 .