Lair Family History

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Lair Name Meaning

Possibly an Americanized spelling of German Lehr or Löhr (see Loehr).

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

Similar surnames: Lail, Bair, Pair, Lahr, Laier, Laur, Lain, Plair, Lais, Laib

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Lair Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Lair name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Lair. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • France


  • Norway


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Lair Family Origin

Where is the Lair family from?

Lair Family Occupations

What did your Lair ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Lair occupation in the UK was Carpenter. 33% of Lair's were Carpenters. Carpenter and Fisherman were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Lair. A less common occupation for the Lair family was Taylor & Clothier (Master).

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  • Carpenter

  • Fisherman

  • Taylor & Clothier (Master)


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

Lair Historical Records

What Lair family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 20,000 census records available for the last name Lair. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lair 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Lair. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Lair. For the veterans among your Lair ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Lair Life Expectancy

What is the average Lair lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Lair life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Lair in 1947 was 30, and 66 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Lair

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Lair 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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