Byard is a well established Canadian surname. WE ARE LIGHT SKIN BLACK AND WE COULD BE RELATED TO YOU. My great great great grandfather's name was SAMUEL Byard married to Mary ?, about 1820; my great great grandfathers name was WILLIAM Byard (b 1844)married to Mary Ellen Paris in 1866 Truro, NS, my great grandfather's name was William Byard(b1873) married to Jessie Martin of Amherst, NS. THEY HAD 16 CHILDREN MANY WHO MOVED TO THE STATES. (I have all their names) My grandfather's name is Percy (Dew) Byard (Truro, NS) who married Lena Lawrence of Sydney, NS, my father's name is Freeman Byard of Winnipeg, and I am Marlene Byard age 47and I live in Philadelphia. I have many lists of Byards in the US that I obtained from the Morman Geneology center in salt lake. About 12 years ago I met Byards from New Jersey who looked the spitting image of my grandfather percy Byard. I have a few old pictures I have scanned that I could send. You will likely see a resemblance. email me if you want more info as I have our complete family tree listing brothers AND sisters and childrens names MANY WHO LEFT CANADA FOR THE US AND LIKELY MARRIED WHITE PEOPLE.