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laidlaw Early Origins



The surname laidlaw was first found in Selkirk where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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laidlaw Spelling Variations


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laidlaw Spelling Variations



The name laidlaw, appeared in many references, and from time to time, the surname was spelt Laidlaw, Laidlay, Laidler, Laidley, Ladlyle and others.

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laidlaw Early History


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laidlaw Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our laidlaw research. Another 188 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1585, 1590, and 1603 are included under the topic Early laidlaw History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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laidlaw Early Notables (pre 1700)


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laidlaw Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early laidlaw Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



The New World beckoned as many of the settlers in Ireland, known as the Scotch/Irish, became disenchanted. They sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlanti c. Some called them, less romantically, the "coffin ships." Amongst the early settlers who could be considered kinsmen of the laidlaw family, or who bore a variation of the surname laidlaw were

laidlaw Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • David Laidlaw, an "emigrant in bondage," who arrived in America in 1750

laidlaw Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Laidlaw, who landed in America in 1820
  • John Laidlaw, who arrived in New York in 1820
  • Alexander Laidlaw settled in Philadelphia in 1849

laidlaw Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Douglas Laidlaw, who arrived in Canda in 1790

laidlaw Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Laidlaw arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Palmyra" in 1839 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) PALMYRA 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Palmyra.htm
  • William Laidlaw, aged 24, arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Amazon"
  • John Laidlaw, aged 25, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Dirigo"
  • Walter Laidlaw, aged 29, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Dirigo"
  • Thomas Laidlaw, aged 35, arrived in South Australia in 1860 aboard the ship "Schah Jehan"

laidlaw Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • James Laidlaw arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "British Empire" in 1880

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Contemporary Notables of the name laidlaw (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name laidlaw (post 1700)



  • Marc Laidlaw (b. 1960), American writer of science fiction and horror
  • Robert Scott Laidlaw (b. 1953), former American NFL running back who played for the Dallas Cowboys and the New York Giants
  • William Grant Laidlaw (1840-1908), American Republican politician, U.S. Representative from New York 34th District, 1887-91
  • William A. Laidlaw, American Republican politician, Member of New York State Assembly from St. Lawrence County 1st District, 1922-24
  • Michael Laidlaw, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 2004
  • Ethan Laidlaw (1899-1963), American film actor who appeared in more than 350 films between 1923 and 1962
  • John Laidlaw (b. 1936), English former footballer
  • Daniel Logan Laidlaw VC (1875-1950), Scottish piper who continued playing his pipes even after he was wounded, recipient of the Victoria Cross
  • Thomas John Laidlaw (b. 1958), Canadian retired NHL ice hockey defenceman
  • Diana Vivienne Laidlaw (1951-1995), South Australian Liberal politician, Minister for Transport (19951997), Minister for the Arts (19932002)
  • ... (Another 8 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) PALMYRA 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Palmyra.htm

Other References

  1. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  2. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  3. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  4. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  5. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  6. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  7. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  8. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  9. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  10. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  11. ...

The laidlaw Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The laidlaw Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

This page was last modified on 25 November 2016 at 16:06.

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