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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

What did your Laidlaw ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farmer

    38%
  • Keeps House

    8%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Blacksmith

    5%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Laidlaw ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Laidlaw Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Laidlaw. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Laidlaw census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Laidlaw. 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 Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Laidlaw. For the veterans among your Laidlaw ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Laidlaw Life Expectancy

What is the average Laidlaw lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Laidlaw life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1940, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Laidlaw in 1940 was 45, and 89 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Laidlaw

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Laidlaw ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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