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Laidlaw Name Meaning

Scottish: Border surname found mainly around Selkirk and the vales of Ettrick and Yarrow. Family tradition has it that the name comes from Ludlow in Shropshire, England, but this is doubtful.

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


Similar surnames: Laidler, Vaidya, Landau, Wardlaw, Ledlow, Lalla, Latchaw, Ludlow

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Laidlaw Family Origin

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Laidlaw Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    38%
  • Keeps House

    8%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Blacksmith

    5%

In 1880, the most common Laidlaw occupation in the USA was Farmer. 38% of Laidlaw's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Laidlaw family was Blacksmith. Farmer, Keeps House and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Laidlaw.

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Laidlaw Historical Records

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Laidlaw Life Expectancy

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