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Re: Laird or Leard
Another Question re 'Laird'
My sister-in-law's maiden name is Leard, and she insists the other spelling
is not from her heritate.
How about it"
At 08:44 AM 9/7/99 -0700, you wrote:
> Maybe I should think about this longer before I show my ignorance, but
>if I am wondering perhaps others are also.
>The word "Laird" confuses me.
>It seems to be a clan name ....but then
>sometimes it is a title..There was a Mistress Pauline Hunter of Hunterston,
>Chief of Clan Hunter, 30th Laird of Hunterston at the Pleasanton Games.
> I assume that there is no title comparable to Earl for a woman so she is
>called a "Mistress"?
>My two dictionaries say this is a Scottish noun for the owner of a landed
>estate. a variant of Lord.
>But in the recent messages about the Sinclair-Lairds it becomes a family
>name? I see no clan named Laird.
>Who can explain this?
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