Aird Family History

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Aird Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from a place named with Gaelic àird(e) ‘height’, ‘promontory’, or ‘headland’, from the adjective àrd ‘high’, ‘lofty’, cognate with Latin arduus ‘steep’, ‘difficult’. There is one such place near Hurlford in Ayrshire, and another in Inch, Wigtownshire. See also Ard.

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

Similar surnames: Ard, Bard, Baird, Caird, Bird, Laird, Ahr, Gair, Lind, Tidd

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Aird Family Origin

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Aird Family Occupations

What did your Aird ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Coal Miner, Blacksmith and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Aird. The most common Aird occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 4% of Aird's were Coal Miners. A less common occupation for the Aird family was Tailor.

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  • Coal Miner

  • Blacksmith

  • Labourer

  • Tailor


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

Aird Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 29,000 census records available for the last name Aird. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Aird census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Aird. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Aird. For the veterans among your Aird ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Aird Life Expectancy

What is the average Aird lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Aird life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1965, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Aird in 1947 was 49, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Aird

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Aird 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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