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Origins and History


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"AIRD. Of local origin from a place of the name. It may be from Aird near Hurlford, Ayrshire, or from the hamlet of Aird in the parish of Inch, Wigtownshire, more probably from the former. The Airds of Holl and the Airds of Nether Catrine in Ayrshire were ranked as old families. Nicoll Ard and William Ard, followers of the earl of Cassilis, were respited for murder in 1526 (RSS., i, 3386). George Aird was herd in Melrose 1658 (RRM., i, p. 183), William Aird was heir of William Aird of Holl of Neitherburntschellis, 1687 ( (Retours, Ayr, 647). John Aird, merchant in Dundee, 1696 (Inquis., 7669), may be John Aird, malt man in Dundee, 1697 (Brechin). "(The surnames of Scotland. George Fraser Black, 1866-1948)


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Birth, Death and Marriage Records for the Aird Genealogy

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