Laird Name Meaning

Scottish and northern Irish: status name for a landlord, from northern Middle English laverd ‘lord’.

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


Similar surnames: Laine, Bird, Caird, Nair, Hair, Lain, Aird, Baird, Blair, Lind

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Laird Family Origin

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Laird Family Occupations

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In 1881, Coal Miner, Farmer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Laird. The most common Laird occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 7% of Laird's were Coal Miners. A less common occupation for the Laird family was House Keeper.

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  • Coal Miner

    7%
  • Farmer

    6%
  • Labourer

    3%
  • House Keeper

    2%

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Laird Historical Records

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Census records can give you a fascinating window into the day-to-day lives of your Laird ancestors - like hours worked per week, level of education, veteran status, employers, and more.

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Laird Life Expectancy

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Between 1940 and 2004, Laird life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Laird in 1940 was 28, and 76 in 2004.

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