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Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
Boyd

in many cases, the family name represents Gaelic or Irish buidhe "yellow," suggesting blond hair, compare Manx name Mac Giolla Buidhe (c.1100).

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Boyd, TX -- U.S. town in Texas
Population (2000): 1099
Housing Units (2000): 435
Land area (2000): 2.876088 sq. miles (7.449034 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 2.876088 sq. miles (7.449034 sq. km)
FIPS code: 09748
Located within: Texas (TX), FIPS 48
Location: 33.078129 N, 97.565749 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 76023
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
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Boyd, TX
Boyd
Boyd, MN -- U.S. city in Minnesota
Population (2000): 210
Housing Units (2000): 116
Land area (2000): 0.533667 sq. miles (1.382192 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 0.533667 sq. miles (1.382192 sq. km)
FIPS code: 07138
Located within: Minnesota (MN), FIPS 27
Location: 44.850952 N, 95.902538 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 56218
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Headwords:
Boyd, MN
Boyd
Boyd, WI -- U.S. village in Wisconsin
Population (2000): 680
Housing Units (2000): 290
Land area (2000): 1.850331 sq. miles (4.792336 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 1.850331 sq. miles (4.792336 sq. km)
FIPS code: 09075
Located within: Wisconsin (WI), FIPS 55
Location: 44.951890 N, 91.039134 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 54726
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
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Boyd, WI
Boyd
Boyd -- U.S. County in Kentucky
Population (2000): 49752
Housing Units (2000): 21976
Land area (2000): 160.168496 sq. miles (414.834483 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 1.648159 sq. miles (4.268713 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 161.816655 sq. miles (419.103196 sq. km)
Located within: Kentucky (KY), FIPS 21
Location: 38.425361 N, 82.664583 W
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Boyd, KY
Boyd County
Boyd County, KY
Boyd -- U.S. County in Nebraska
Population (2000): 2438
Housing Units (2000): 1406
Land area (2000): 540.048882 sq. miles (1398.720124 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 4.543993 sq. miles (11.768888 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 544.592875 sq. miles (1410.489012 sq. km)
Located within: Nebraska (NE), FIPS 31
Location: 42.901593 N, 98.714886 W
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Boyd, NE
Boyd County
Boyd County, NE
Wikipedia
Boyd

Boyd may refer to:

Boyd (surname)

Boyd is a Scottish surname. It originated from a habitational name from the island of Bute, located in the Firth of Clyde. The surname was very common in Edinburgh in the 17th century. The Scottish Gaelic form of the surname is Boid (masculine), and Bhoid (feminine).

Boyd (given name)

Boyd may refer to:

  • Boyd Adams
  • Boyd Alexander
  • Boyd Atkins
  • Boyd Banks
  • Boyd Bartlett
  • Boyd Henry Bode
  • Boyd Clack
  • Boyd A. Clark, American politician and jurist
  • Boyd Coddington
  • Boyd Converse
  • Boyd Cordner, Australian rugby league footballer
  • Boyd Devereaux
  • Boyd Douglas
  • Boyd Dowler
  • Boyd Dunlop Morehead
  • Boyd Estus
  • Boyd Gaines
  • Boyd Georgi
  • Boyd Gordon
  • Boyd Haley
  • Boyd Holbrook
  • Boyd Hoyland
  • Boyd Huppert
  • Boyd Irwin
  • Boyd Jones
  • Boyd Kane
  • Boyd Kestner
  • Boyd Kirkland
  • Boyd Kosiyabong
  • Boyd Langton
  • Boyd Matson
  • Boyd Melson, American boxer
  • Boyd Merriman, 1st Baron Merriman
  • Boyd Morgan
  • Boyd Mwila
  • Boyd Neel
  • Boyd Orr
  • Boyd K. Packer
  • Boyd Petersen
  • Boyd Jay Petersen
  • Boyd Raeburn
  • Boyd Rankin
  • Boyd Rice
  • Boyd Anderson Tackett
  • Boyd Tinsley
  • Boyd Travers
  • Boyd Vance
  • Boyd Wettlaufer
  • Boyd Winchester

Usage examples of "boyd".

When unconvinced of the wisdom of an order directed at him, Boyd rotates the long hairs that serve as his eyebrows.

When I drew close, Boyd shot to his feet and looked at me expectantly.

I pointed to semi-fleshed digits projecting from a tear Boyd had made in the plastic.

Until Boyd came along, the plastic had acted as an effective barrier to insects and other scavengers that hasten decomposition.

Ryan scratched Boyd behind the ears, swiveled his feet to the floor, and gave me a once-over.

Ryan gave Boyd a strip of bacon, turned, and locked his baby blues onto mine.

Ryan drew back his feet, and I dropped into the spot Boyd had vacated.

Back home, Boyd went straight to his bowl, guzzled water, blew air like a baleen, and flopped on the floor.

Moseying up to a kudzu-shrouded shack, Boyd snuffled the earth, lifted a leg, took two forward steps, then kicked out with both back feet.

Muscles rigid, Boyd inhaled then exhaled through his nostrils, sending dead vegetation spiraling outward.

Behind us Boyd continued his frenzy and Ryan continued his attempts to calm him.

Ryan, Boyd, and I sat on the porch until the squall played itself out.

When I let Boyd into the backseat, he circled, curled with his chin on his hind paws, and gave a loud sigh.

On his first circuit Boyd had sniffed the two bags of cocaine, wagged once, and continued prancing around the basement.

Ryan stood stationary in the parking lot and Boyd ran circles around him.