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Adair Name Meaning

Scottish (Galloway) and northern Irish: from the Scottish personal name Adair, also spelled Ed?ear, a form of Edgar.

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

Similar surnames: Addair, Blair, Adam, Adie, Fair, Addie, Adan, Nair, Adamik, Gair

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Where is the Adair family from?

You can see how Adair families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Adair family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Adair families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 32 Adair families living in Ohio. This was about 14% of all the recorded Adair's in USA. Ohio and 1 other state had the highest population of Adair families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Adair surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Adair ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Adair. 20% of Adair men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Adair women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Adair were Truck Driver and Stenographer. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
  • Housekeeper
  • Housewife
  • Stenographer
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What Adair family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 102,000 census records available for the last name Adair. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Adair census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 11,000 immigration records available for the last name Adair. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 23,000 military records available for the last name Adair. For the veterans among your Adair ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Adair lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Adair life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Adair in 1945 was 26, and 77 in 2004.

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