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Laird Family History

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

778,260 Historical Documents with Laird on Ancestry.com
146,424 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
21,275 Military Records
19,363 Immigration Records
127,791 Census and Voter Lists
463,407 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Laird Families

  • Number of Laird families
     188 - 374
     63 - 187
     1 - 62
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Laird families
     67 - 132
     23 - 66
     1 - 22
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Laird families
     566 - 1,130
     189 - 565
     1 - 188
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Laird census records

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Census records can tell you little-known facts about your ancestors such as birthplace, occupation and value of personal estate.

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Laird Family Origin

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The information for this chart came from the U.S. Immigration Collection at Ancestry.com. You can find out where the majority of the Laird families were living before they immigrated to the U.S and learn where to focus your search for foreign records.

Immigration records can tell you an ancestor's name, ship name, port of departure, port of arrival, and destination.

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Laird Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the Laird families immigrated to the United States. You can focus your search to immigration records dating from that era.

Immigration records can tell you an ancestor's name, ship name, port of departure, port of arrival and destination.

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Average Life Expectancy for Laird

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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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Laird Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Laird census records

Census records can offer a lot of little known facts about your Laird ancestors, such as occupation.

Occupation can tell you about your ancestors' social status and economic status.

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Laird Civil War Service Records

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You can find out if your ancestors came primarily from the North of the South.

Military records can tell you an ancestor's birthplace, occupation, and even physical description.

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