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Multiple Origins for the Surname laidlaw


Scottish


A Boernician family in ancient Scotland were the ancestors of those who first used the name laidlaw. They lived in Selkirk (now part of the region of Borders). They moved there from Laidlawstiel in Galashiels; however, it seems likely that Laidlawstiel was named after the family, not vice versa. The traditional view of the origin of the name is that it derives from the town of Ludlow, in Shropshire, with the name changing over time as the family migrated north into Scotland.

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



Spelling variations occur frequently in Scottish names that date from the medieval era. They result from a general lack of grammatical rules and the tendency to spell names according to sound. laidlaw has been spelled 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



In the 20th century, the ancestors of many of those Boernician-Scottish people still populate North Ameri ca. They distributed themselves on either side of the border at the time of the War of Independence. United Empire Loyalists went north to Canada and those who wanted a new nation stayed south. Both groups went on to found great nations. Some of the first North American settlers with laidlaw name or one of its variants:

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
  • Daniel Logan Laidlaw VC (1875-1950), Scottish piper who continued playing his pipes even after he was wounded, recipient of the Victoria Cross
  • Irvine Alan Stewart Laidlaw (b. 1942), Baron Laidlaw, a Scottish businessman, former member of the House of Lords, one of the wealthiest people in the UK
  • Alexander Smith "Alex" Laidlaw (1877-1933), Scottish rugby union player
  • Greig Laidlaw (b. 1985), Scottish International rugby scrum-half and out half
  • ... (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. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
  2. Bloxham, Ben. Key to Parochial Registers of Scotland From Earliest Times Through 1854 2nd edition. Provo, UT: Stevenson's Genealogical Center, 1979. Print.
  3. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  4. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and Don Pottinger. Clan Map Scotland of Old. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1983. Print.
  5. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. Acts of Malcom IV 1153-65 Volume I Regesta Regum Scottorum 1153-1424. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1960. Print.
  6. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  7. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and David Hicks. The Highland Clans The Dynastic Origins, Cheifs and Background of the Clans. New York: C.N. Potter, 1968. Print.
  8. Scarlett, James D. Tartan The Highland Textile. London: Shepheard-Walwyn, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0-85683-120-4).
  9. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  10. 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).
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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.

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