Laird Family History

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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

Similar surnames: Laine, Bird, Caird, Nair, Hair, Lain, Aird, Baird, Blair, Lind

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Laird Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Laird name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Laird. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Laird Family Origin

Where is the Laird family from?

Laird Family Occupations

What did your Laird ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Laird. The most common Laird occupation in the USA was Farmer. 36% of Laird's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Laird family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter


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

Laird Historical Records

What Laird family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 135,000 census records available for the last name Laird. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Laird 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 21,000 immigration records available for the last name Laird. 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 22,000 military records available for the last name Laird. For the veterans among your Laird ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Laird Life Expectancy

What is the average Laird lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Laird life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Laird in 1940 was 28, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Laird

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Laird 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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