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Adair Family History

Adair Name Meaning
Scottish (Galloway) and northern Irish: from the Scottish personal name Adair, also spelled Ed?ear, a form of Edgar. WN says ‘from Irish O Daire?’.

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

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119,535 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
22,311 Military Records
10,046 Immigration Records
97,369 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Adair Families

  • Number of Adair families
     108 - 214
     37 - 107
     1 - 36
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Adair families
     39 - 76
     14 - 38
     1 - 13
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Adair families
     121 - 239
     41 - 120
     1 - 40
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Adair census records

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Adair Family Origin

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Adair Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Adair

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family.

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Adair Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Adair census records

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Adair Civil War Service Records

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