Notes about the Hird surname
The Hird family that I am researching is from Echt in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. Samuel Hird came to Montreal, Quebec around 1870. The family moved to Toronto in the 1920s.
This surname is a variant of Heard, which is an English occupational name meaning someone who tends animals.
It is common in Northern England, and there are still several Hird families in the Aberdeenshire area.
Important branches on my tree
- Samuel Hird. Samuel came to Canada around 1870. He settled in Montreal, Quebec where he established an import/export business.