20,740 LAIRD members around the world
LAIRD Family HistoryThis pre-medieval surname is both Scottish, and later Irish. It mainly derives from the early Gaelic word of the pre 10th century 'laverd', meaning a land owner or land lord, and in surname terms is a 'status' name, although the modern meaning as chief of a clan, or minor nobility, is rather later, about the 15th century. The early recordings of Laird are from the famous Border Country, the fifty mile swathe of hills and valleys from Berwick on the East Coast to Carlisle on the West, an area which was fought over for at least fifteen hundred years.
Who have we missed?
Tell us about any famous LAIRD (or surname variant) you think we should add here. We will get our genealogists to check them out and add them to the list. Thanks!
Join the conversation with the LAIRD tribe
- Find your LAIRD ancestor
- Tell us about your LAIRD Family
- Tell us about your LAIRD ancestors
- Ask a question about the LAIRD history
- Leave a message for LAIRD family members
Invite more LAIRD family members!
Write an email address and click 'Invite' to share this page with more members of the LAIRD tribe.
Family Coat of Arms Generator
Why not see what your family crest could look like based on your own family characteristics?Create Crest
Discover about where the LAIRD live around the world
Explore where tribe members live today!
Show off the LAIRD Family Crest…
Wear your crest with pride...plenty of products to choose from