Robert Rufus Beard

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Born in Texas, USA on 5 Jan 1869 to John Henry Beard and Rebecca Ann Duncan. Robert Rufus married Fannie Gertrude Holley and had 10 children. He passed away on 19 Jun 1948 in Houston, Harris, Texas, USA.

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Surname meaning for "Beard"

nickname for a bearded man (Middle English, Old English beard). To be clean-shaven was the norm in non-Jewish communities in northwestern Europe from the 12th to the 16th century, the crucial period for surname formation. There is a place name and other evidence to show that this word was used as a byname in the Old English period, when beards were the norm; in this period the byname would have referred to a large or noticeable beard. As an American surname, this name has absorbed cognates and equivalents in other languages, in particular German Bart.

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