Boyd

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Boyd (bɔɪd)
 
n
1.  Arthur. 1920--99, Australian painter and sculptor, noted for his large ceramic sculptures and his series of engravings
2.  Martin (A'Beckett). 1893--1972, Australian novelist, author of Lucinda Brayford (1946) and of the Langton tetralogy The Cardboard Crown (1952), A Difficult Young Man (1955), Outbreak of Love (1957), and When Blackbirds Sing (1962)
3.  Michael. born 1955, British theatre director; artistic director of the Royal Shakespeare Company from 2003

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