Laidlaw Family History

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Laidlaw Name Meaning

Scottish: Border surname found mainly around Selkirk and the vales of Ettrick and Yarrow. Family tradition has it that the name comes from Ludlow in Shropshire, England, but this is doubtful.

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


Similar surnames: Laidler, Vaidya, Landau, Wardlaw, Ledlow, Lalla, Latchaw, Ludlow

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Laidlaw Family Origin

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Laidlaw Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    4%
  • Shepherd

    4%
  • Labourer

    3%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    2%

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

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Laidlaw Historical Records

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Laidlaw Life Expectancy

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