Adair Family History

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Adair Name Meaning

Scottish (Galloway) and northern Irish: from the Scottish personal name Adair, also spelled Ed?ear, a form of Edgar.

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

Similar surnames: Addair, Blair, Adam, Adie, Fair, Addie, Adan, Nair, Adamik, Gair

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Adair Family Origin

Where is the Adair family from?

Adair Family Occupations

What did your Adair ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Adair occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 3% of Adair's were Coal Miners. Coal Miner, Agricultural Labourer and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Adair. A less common occupation for the Adair family was Labourer.

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  • Coal Miner

  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Blacksmith

  • Labourer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Adair ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Adair Historical Records

What Adair family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 102,000 census records available for the last name Adair. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Adair census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1891 UK census records for Adair

Passenger List

There are 11,000 immigration records available for the last name Adair. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 23,000 military records available for the last name Adair. For the veterans among your Adair ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Adair Life Expectancy

What is the average Adair lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Adair life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Adair in 1945 was 26, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Adair

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Adair ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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