Boyd Family History
Boyd Name Meaning
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. Scottish and Irish: from the Gaelic epithet buidhe ‘yellow(-haired)’. Compare Bowie . Manx: from Mac Gille Buidhe ‘son of the yellow-haired lad’ (compare 2 above).
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022