Mary Bird

4 July 1713–1756
Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Mary

When Mary Bird was christened on 4 July 1713, in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Benjamin Bird, was 27 and her mother, Joanna Harris, was 21. She died in 1756, at the age of 43.

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Family Time Line

Benjamin Bird
1686–1757
Joanna Harris
1692–1768
Mindwell Bird
1712–1756
Mary Bird
1713–1756
Anne Bird
1714–1799
Sarah Bird
1716–1768
Benjamen Bird Jr
1717–1787
Ann Bird
1717–1748
Elizabeth Bird
1721–1736
Thomas Bird
1722–1722
Rev. Samuel Bird
1724–1784
Abigail Bird
1725–1725
Hannah Bird
1726–1769
John Bird
1729–1810
Ruth Bird
1730–1730
Joseph Bird
1733–1733
Jonathan Bird
1734–1769
Susannnah Bird
1736–1802

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Name Meaning

1 English and Scottish: from Middle English bird, brid ‘nestling’, ‘young bird’ (Old English bridd), applied as a nickname or perhaps occasionally as a metonymic occupational name for a bird catcher. The metathesized form is first found in the Northumbrian dialect of Middle English, but the surname is more common in central and southern England. It may possibly also be derived from Old English burde ‘maiden’, ‘girl’, applied as a derisory nickname.2 Irish: Anglicization of Gaelic Ó hÉanacháin or Ó hÉinigh, in which the first element (after Ó) has been taken as Gaelic éan ‘bird’ ( see Heneghan ).3 Jewish: translation of various Ashkenazic surnames meaning ‘bird’, as for example Vogel .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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  • Mary Bird, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Mary Bird, "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Mary Bird, "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"

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