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Baird Name Meaning

Scottish: occupational name from Gaelic bàrd ‘bard’, ‘poet’, ‘minstrel’, or of Gaelic Mac an Baird ‘son of the bard’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Bard, Bird, Caird, Aird, Beaird, Laird, Blair, Ard, Bald, Gard

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Where is the Baird family from?

You can see how Baird families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Baird family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Baird families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 577 Baird families living in Ontario. This was about 45% of all the recorded Baird's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Baird families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Baird surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Baird ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Baird. 29% of Baird men worked as a Farmer and 13% of Baird women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Baird were Salesman and Housekeeper.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    29%
  • Labourer
    10%
  • Laborer
    6%
  • Salesman
    3%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Teacher
    13%
  • Stenographer
    13%
  • Income
    12%
  • Housekeeper
    11%
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What Baird family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 290,000 census records available for the last name Baird. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Baird census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 56,000 immigration records available for the last name Baird. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 50,000 military records available for the last name Baird. For the veterans among your Baird ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Baird lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Baird life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Baird in 1941 was 48, and 75 in 2004.

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