Last name: BOYD

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BOYD : This last name is indexed 404,759 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

BOYD : 1: Scottish: habitational name from the island of Bute in the Firth of Clyde from Bòid (genitive case of Bòd the Gaelic name of the island of Bute) or Bòideach denoting a person from Bute. Alternatively the name may denote descendants of a Gilla filius Boed who appears in reference to Glasgow Cathedral in the early 12th century perhaps from the Gaelic personal name Boite of uncertain origin.2: Scottish and Irish: from the Gaelic epithet buidhe ‘yellow(-haired)’. Compare Bowie.3: Manx: from Mac Gille Buidhe ‘son of the yellow-haired lad’ (compare 2 above).

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