lair History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the lair family

The surname lair was first found in Brittany, originally Armorica in ancient times, where the family has been a prominent family for centuries, and held a family seat with lands and manor. The family were well established in the region of Dol and several members of the family distinguished themselves through their contributions toward the community in which they lived and were rewarded with lands, titles and letters patent confirming their nobility.

Early History of the lair family

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lair Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Delair, de Lair, Lair, Laire, Layre, des Laires, Delierre, Lierre, Lier, Daire, Dayre, Dayres, Dayras, Dairat and many more.

Early Notables of the lair family (pre 1700)

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lair migration to Australia

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

lair Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Eliza Lair, English convict from London, who was transported aboard the "Anna Maria" on October 4, 1851, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name lair (post 1700)

  • Michael Lair (1946-2017), American politician and former educator, Member of the Missouri House of Representatives (2009-2016)
  • Orla E. Lair, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from California, 1940, 1942 [2]


  1. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Anna Maria voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1851 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, February 1) . Retrieved from
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