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

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Laird Family Origin

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Laird Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    36%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Carpenter

    3%

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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Laird Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1940 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Laird

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