BAIRD, BARD & BEARD FamilyTreeDNA Y Project Website- Background



Bahr, Bahrt, Baide, Baird, Bairde, Bairt, Bar, Bard, Barde, Barr, Bart, Barth, Bayard, Bayrd, Beaird, Bear, Beard, Beer, Berard, Berd, Biard, Bierd, Bird, Burd, Byard, Byrd, DeBard, Hubbard, LaBard, LamBard, Lombard, Lombardi, LomBardo, MacinBaird, MacInward, McNeil, Stiebar, Ward


This Web site describes a group study for ALL variations and branches of the BAIRD, BARD, & BEARD surname.

Announcing the New BAIRD, BARD, BEARD Y DNA Surname Project. We hope to attract other male, BAHR, BAHRT, BAIDE, BAIRD, BAIRDE, BAIRT, BAR, BARD, BARDE, BARR, BART, BARTH, BAYARD, BAYRD, BEAIRD, BEAR, BEARD, BEER, BERD, BIARD, BIERD, BIRD, MACINWARD, WARD (and all other surname varations) as participants who are similarly interested in this group project.

The evolution of languages, words and names has always been very interesting. An example of one of our immigrant ancestors is Archibald BEARD, whose sons often referred to themselves, and were often referred to by others (officially and unofficially) as BAIRD, BEARD, or BARD. The entire branch of this particular family later became uniformly known as BARD. This 3 name (BEARD, BAIRD and BARD) variation phenomenon took place in only two generations, and after immigration to the USA!

But what about all the other US variations that took place in other lines, and what about the totally "out of sight" potential old world variations of the surname? For this particular line mentioned above (Archibald BEARD-BARD) we have no European data, and are completely blocked concerning which surname variations were used in the old world, so it would seem to be safe to assume that many other families, that have one of these surname variations, would likewise have problems connecting to their long-lost ancestors.

Right now, at this point in time, there seems to be only one viable means to overcome the obstacles that name variation presents to ALL of us, and make any pre-immigration genealogical sense out of all of this... And that is DNA research. This is something that, by its nature, has to be done by many of us together to get the results that can help us all. The cost of having a DNA Y test done is rather expensive for most of us, but FamilyTreeDNA has set up a general fund that will match the contributions of any donations, which might help some people who are wondering if they should have the tests done.

If you have ANY questions or reservations concerning this DNA Y study research, please feel free to e-mail the study administrator and/or browse the various FAQ and help files on the FamilyTreeDNA Web site.

If you have a variation of this surname, and you are in a similar position concerning your old world or ancient genealogy, or if you wish to find common ancestor connections with others in this group, then you are in the right place! PLEASE join our group study and be tested, and together we can try to find some answers concerning the evolution of these surnames and their variations.

I've encountered MANY name variations in my research of my own line - even in respect to official documents! I'm sure most of you could likewise relate name variation incidents and problems in your research history.

We consider genealogy research a collaborative endeavor and a CO-OP effort, so post genealogy comments & queries on the appropriate RootsWeb Email Lists, Join the highly recommended and/or Websites, and PLEASE, Join this Y study group today!

For more information on the BAIRD, BARD, and BEARD (and variants) DNA Y Group Study go to: The RootsWeb DNA Y Group Study Web Page. If you have any questions or concerns regarding this Y study or its findings, or if you wish to participate... see, Or the Group Administrator: Curtis Bard (

Thanks for your participation and your interest,

Curtis Bard, FTDNA Y Study Administrator
"One World, One Family"

General Fund

Current balance: $11.00

Type Amount Date Donor Note KitNum Donation Type
Debit $148.00 5/4/2013     54264 Unknown
Credit $159.00 5/4/2013 Brett Lowry Y-Refine25to67 for Matt L. Beaird Kit: 54264. Extra money for Baird fund.   Individual