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Early Origins of the Laidler family

The surname Laidler 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.

Early History of the Laidler family

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Laidler Spelling Variations

During the era when a person's name, tribe and posterity was one of his most important possessions, many different spellings were found in the archives examined. Laidler occurred in many references, and spelling variations of the name found included Laidlaw, Laidlay, Laidler, Laidley, Ladlyle and others.

Early Notables of the Laidler family (pre 1700)

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United States Laidler migration to the United States +

Gradually becoming disenchanted with life in Ireland many of these uprooted families sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlantic. These overcrowded ships often arrived with only 60 to 70% of their original passenger list, many dying of illness and the elements, were buried at sea. In North America, early immigrants bearing the family name Laidler, or a spelling variation of the surname include:

Laidler Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Thomas Laidler, who arrived in America in 1768
Laidler Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • William Laidler, who arrived in New York, NY in 1835 [1]

Canada Laidler migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Laidler Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Mr. Robert Laidler U.E. who settled in Kemble Manor, Kings County, New Brunswick c. 1784 [2]

Australia Laidler migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Laidler Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Ellen Laidler, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Blundell" in 1851 [3]
  • Mr. William Laidler, English convict who was convicted in London, England for life, transported aboard the "Clyde" on 11th March 1863, arriving in Western Australia, Australia [4]

Contemporary Notables of the name Laidler (post 1700) +

  • Harry W. Laidler (1884-1970), American Socialist writer and politician
  • Harry Wellington Laidler (1884-1970), American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York, 1918, 1920, 1932; Candidate for New York State Assembly from Kings County 17th District, 1923 [5]
  • Agnes Laidler (1887-1970), American politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly, 1930 [5]
  • Keith J. Laidler (1916-2003), English pioneer in chemical kinetics
  • Graham Laidler (1908-1940), English cartoonist, best known for his work on Punch magazine in the 1930s
  • David Laidler (b. 1938), English economist and scholar of monetarism
  • Jeremy Laidler (b. 1989), Australian rules football player

  1. Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  3. State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) BLUNDELL 1851. Retrieved
  4. Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 25th February 2021). Retrieved from
  5. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, February 1) . Retrieved from on Facebook