Baird Family History

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Baird Name Meaning

Scottish: occupational name from Gaelic bàrd ‘bard’, ‘poet’, ‘minstrel’, or of Gaelic Mac an Baird ‘son of the bard’.

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

Similar surnames: Bard, Bird, Caird, Aird, Beaird, Laird, Blair, Ard, Bald, Gard

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Baird Family Origin

Where is the Baird family from?

Baird Family Occupations

What did your Baird ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Baird family was Annuitant. Farmer, Coal Miner and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Baird. The most common Baird occupation in the UK was Farmer. 4% of Baird's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Coal Miner

  • Labourer

  • Annuitant


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

Baird Historical Records

What Baird family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 290,000 census records available for the last name Baird. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Baird 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 56,000 immigration records available for the last name Baird. 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 50,000 military records available for the last name Baird. For the veterans among your Baird ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Baird Life Expectancy

What is the average Baird lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Baird life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Baird in 1941 was 48, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Baird

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Baird 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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