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Laird Family History

Laird Name Meaning
Scottish and northern Irish: status name for a landlord, from northern Middle English laverd ‘lord’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

797,605 Historical Documents with Laird on Ancestry
148,855 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
21,459 Military Records
19,386 Immigration Records
127,834 Census and Voter Lists
480,071 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Laird Families

  • Number of Laird families
     67 - 132
     23 - 66
     1 - 22
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Laird families
     566 - 1,130
     189 - 565
     1 - 188
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Laird census records

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Laird Family Origin

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The information for this chart came from the U.S. Immigration Collection at Ancestry. You can find out where the majority of the Laird families were living before they immigrated to the U.S and learn where to focus your search for foreign records.

Immigration records can tell you an ancestor's name, ship name, port of departure, port of arrival, and destination.

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Laird Emigration Information (US)

from the New York Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the Laird families immigrated to the United States. You can focus your search to emigration records dating from that era.

Emigration records can tell you an ancestor's name, ship name, port of departure, port of arrival and destination.

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Laird Family Occupations

from 1881 UK Census Data

Laird census records

Census records can offer a lot of little known facts about your Laird ancestors, such as occupation.

Occupation can tell you about your ancestors' social status and economic status.

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Military Service by Laird

Did the Lairds fight in a war? Military records can tell you a lot about your ancestors including birthplace, occupation and even physical descriptions.

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