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Byrd is a surname
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 of English
English people
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 origin, and may refer to:
  • Bill Byrd
    Bill Byrd
    William 'Daddy' Byrd was an American professional baseball player in the Negro leagues. Born in Canton, Georgia, he was a right-handed pitcher, and one of the last to legally throw the spitball. He participated in six All-Star games. Byrd also saw action in Venezuela and Puerto Rico where he was...

     (1907–1991), baseball player
  • Bobby Byrd
    Bobby Byrd
    Bobby Byrd born Robert Howard Byrd was an American funk/soul/R&B/gospel musician, songwriter and record producer. He was born in Toccoa, Georgia, and is a 1998 winner of the Rhythm and Blues Foundation's prestigious Pioneer Award...

    , (born 1934) funk musician
  • Butch Byrd
    Butch Byrd
    George Edward "Butch" Byrd was a professional American football defensive back. He started his career playing college football at Boston University. He joined the Buffalo Bills in 1964 and immediately made an impact in the defensive backfield, with seven interceptions. Byrd was also a solid...

     (born 1941), AFL Hall of Fame
  • Charles Willing Byrd
    Charles Willing Byrd
    Charles Willing Byrd was an early Ohio political leader and jurist. He was the son of Colonel William Byrd III and Mary Willing Byrd...

     (1770–1828), first sitting justice on the United States District Court of Ohio
  • Charlie Byrd
    Charlie Byrd
    Charlie Lee Byrd was a famous and versatile American guitarist born in Suffolk, Virginia. His earliest and strongest musical influence was Django Reinhardt, the famous gypsy guitarist. Byrd became the American guitarist who best understood and played Brazilian music, especially the Bossa Nova genre...

     (1925–1999), jazz guitarist
  • Chris Byrd
    Chris Byrd
    Chris Cornelius Byrd is a retired and former professional boxer. He is the former WBO and IBF heavyweight champion. His nickname is "Rapid Fire".- Early life :...

     (born 1970), heavyweight champion in boxing
  • David Edward Byrd
    David Edward Byrd
    David Edward Byrd is an American graphic artist, designer, illustrator and painter.-Personal life:David Byrd was born April 4, 1941, in what is now Cleveland, Tennessee, and was raised in Miami Beach, Florida. David has lived in the Los Angeles area since the 1980s...

    , (born 1941), an American graphic designer and painter
  • Dennis Byrd
    Dennis Byrd
    Dennis DeWayne Byrd is a former defensive end and defensive tackle for the New York Jets of the National Football League. He attended college at the University of Tulsa in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He played professionally for the Jets for four seasons beginning in 1989...

    , football player
  • Donald Byrd
    Donald Byrd
    Donaldson Toussaint L'Ouverture Byrd II, is an American jazz and rhythm and blues trumpeter. A sideman for many other jazz musicians of his generation, Byrd is best known as one of the only bebop jazz musicians who successfully pioneered the funk and soul genres while simultaneously remaining a...

     (born 1932), jazz trumpeter
  • Harry Byrd (baseball)
    Harry Byrd (baseball)
    Harry Gladwin Byrd was an American Major League Baseball right-handed starting pitcher who played for the Philadelphia Athletics , New York Yankees , Baltimore Orioles , Chicago White Sox and Detroit Tigers...

  • Harry F. Byrd
    Harry F. Byrd
    Harry Flood Byrd, Sr. of Berryville in Clarke County, Virginia, was an American newspaper publisher, farmer and politician. He was a descendant of one of the First Families of Virginia...

     (1887–1966), U.S. Senator for Virginia
  • Harry F. Byrd, Jr.
    Harry F. Byrd, Jr.
    Harry Flood Byrd, Jr. is a retired American politician. He represented Virginia in the United States Senate from 1965 to 1983. He is most notable for leaving the Democratic Party in 1970 and becoming an Independent, although he continued to caucus with the Democrats. He is the son of Harry F....

     (born 1914), U.S. Senator for Virginia from 1965–1983
  • Henry Roeland Byrd (1918–1980), blues musician
  • James Byrd, Jr.
    James Byrd, Jr.
    James Byrd, Jr. was an African-American who was murdered by three white men, asserted to be white supremacists, during a racially motivated crime in Jasper, Texas, on June 7, 1998. Shawn Berry, Lawrence Brewer, and John King dragged Byrd behind a pick-up truck along an asphalt road after they...

     (1949–1998), murder victim
  • Jerry Byrd
    Jerry Byrd
    Gerald Lester "Jerry" Byrd was an American musician who played Lap steel guitar in country and Hawaiian music.-Career:...

     (1920–2005) Lap steel guitarist
  • Joe Byrd, rock musician
  • Jonathan Byrd (musician) (born circa 1970), folk singer-songwriter
  • Leo Byrd
    Leo Byrd
    Leo Byrd was an NCAA All-American basketball player for Marshall College whose career spanned from 1956–57 to 1958–59. He also won a gold medal at the 1959 Pan American Games for Team USA after the squad finished with a 6–0 record...

     (born 1937), American basketball player
  • Marlon Byrd
    Marlon Byrd
    Marlon Jerrard Byrd , popularly known as The Position or The Possish or Sish, is a Major League Baseball outfielder for the Chicago Cubs...

     (born 1977), baseball player
  • Mary E. Byrd
    Mary E. Byrd
    Mary Emma Byrd was an American educator and is considered a pioneer astronomy teacher at college level.-Personal life:Mary E. Byrd was born November 15, 1849 in Le Roy, Michigan to the reverend John Huntington Byrd and Elizabeth Adelaide Lowe as the second of six children. The family moved to...

     (1849–1934), American educator
  • Mary Willing Byrd
    Mary Willing Byrd
    thumb|Mary Willing Byrd . Portrait by [[John Wollaston |John Wollaston]]; original in the collection of the Virginia Historical Society, Richmond...

     (1740–1814), second wife of Colonel William Byrd III
  • Paul Byrd
    Paul Byrd
    Paul Gregory Byrd is an American professional baseball right-handed starting pitcher who is currently a free agent. He pitched in Major League Baseball from 1995 to 2009. He is known as being the "nicest guy in baseball"...

     (born 1970), baseball player
  • Petri Hawkins-Byrd
    Petri Hawkins-Byrd
    Petri Hawkins-Byrd is an American television personality known for his role as the bailiff on the television show Judge Judy...

    , bailiff "Byrd" on the Judge Judy TV series
  • Richard E. Byrd (1888–1957), admiral, polar explorer, aviator
  • Robert C. Byrd (1917–2010), Democratic Senator for West Virginia
    West Virginia
    West Virginia is a state in the Appalachian and Southeastern regions of the United States, bordered by Virginia to the southeast, Kentucky to the southwest, Ohio to the northwest, Pennsylvania to the northeast and Maryland to the east...

  • Sammy Byrd
    Sammy Byrd
    Samuel Dewey Byrd was an American professional baseball player and professional golfer. He went by both "Sammy" and "Sam"....

     (1910–1981), baseball player for the New York Yankees
    New York Yankees
    The New York Yankees are a professional baseball team based in the The Bronx, New York. They compete in Major League Baseball in the American League's East Division...

     and PGA Tour
    PGA Tour
    The PGA Tour is the organizer of the main men's professional golf tours in the United States and North America...

  • Steve Byrd
    Steve Byrd
    Stephen John Byrd is a British guitarist and session musician who has worked with artists including Kim Wilde, Ian Gillan, ZZebra and many others....

    , English rock musician
  • Tracy Byrd (boxer)
    Tracy Byrd (boxer)
    -Background:Byrd comes from a boxing family: her father, Joe Byrd, is a former boxer who currently trains her.Her brother Antoine once lost to Roy Jones Jr. in a bid to win the world's Middleweight title, and her other brother, Chris, is a former heavyweight title holder.Tracy Byrd enjoyed...

     (born 1964)
  • Tracy Byrd (born 1966), country singer
  • William Byrd
    William Byrd
    William Byrd was an English composer of the Renaissance. He wrote in many of the forms current in England at the time, including various types of sacred and secular polyphony, keyboard and consort music.-Provenance:Knowledge of Byrd's biography expanded in the late 20th century, thanks largely...

     (1540–1623), English composer
  • William Byrd I
    William Byrd I
    William Byrd I was a native of Shadwell, London, England. His father, John Byrd was a London goldsmith with ancestral roots in Cheshire, England....

     (1652–1704), member of colonial Virginia's House of Burgesses
    House of Burgesses
    The House of Burgesses was the first assembly of elected representatives of English colonists in North America. The House was established by the Virginia Company, who created the body as part of an effort to encourage English craftsmen to settle in North America...

  • William Byrd II
    William Byrd II
    Colonel William Byrd II was a planter, slave-owner and author from Charles City County, Virginia. He is considered the founder of Richmond, Virginia.-Biography:...

     (1674–1744), founder of Richmond, Virginia
  • William Byrd III
    William Byrd III
    William Byrd III was the son of William Byrd II and the grandson of William Byrd I. He inherited his family's land in Virginia and continued their planter prestige as a member of the Virginia House of Burgesses.He chose to fight in the French and Indian War rather than spend much time in Richmond...

    (1728–1777), member of the House of Burgesses, and military officer