laidley History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the laidley family

The surname laidley 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 laidley family

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laidley Spelling Variations

Although the name, laidley, appeared in many references, from time to time, the surname was shown with the spellings Laidlaw, Laidlay, Laidler, Laidley, Ladlyle and others.

Early Notables of the laidley family (pre 1700)

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United States laidley 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 cholera, typhoid, dysentery or small pox. In North America, some of the first immigrants who could be considered kinsmen of the laidley family name laidley, or who bore a variation of the surname were

laidley Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Thomas Laidley, who landed in Virginia in 1774 [1]
laidley Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • James Laidley, who settled in Philadelphia in 1805
  • J. Laidley, who arrived in San Francisco in 1850

Contemporary Notables of the name laidley (post 1700) +

  • John Laidley (1791-1863), American lawyer and politician from Morgantown, West Virginia; he was elected to the Virginia Constitutional Convention of 1829-1830, one of the founders of Marshall University in 1837
  • William Sidney Laidley (1839-1917), American politician, Member of West Virginia State House of Delegates from Kanawha County, 1872-73 [2]
  • Thomas H. Laidley Jr., American politician, Member of Pennsylvania State House of Representatives from Greene County, 1873-74 [2]
  • John Osborn Laidley (1791-1863), American politician, Delegate to Virginia State Constitutional Convention, 1829-30 [2]
  • John B. Laidley, American politician, Member of West Virginia State House of Delegates from Cabell County, 1885 [2]
  • J. G. Laidley, American politician, Postmaster at Parkersburg, Virginia, 1805-06 [2]
  • William Laidley (1828-1897), Australian businessman and politician from Sydney; he ran the first steamship service from Sydney to San Francisco and was appointed to the New South Wales Legislative Council in 1889
  • James Turquand Laidley (1823-1877), Australian politician, Member of the Queensland Legislative Council (1860-1864)
  • Dean Laidley (b. 1967), Australian rules football assistant coach and former player
  • Laidley Burge (1897-1990), Australian rugby league 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. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, February 1) . Retrieved from on Facebook
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