The Origins of Laird, Lord, and Lady Titles
The term ‘Lord’ has been used in the UK since 1066 when William the Conqueror carved up the land into manors with titles which he bestowed on his loyal barons.
Many people associate being a Lord or Lady with land ownership. However, becoming a Lord and Lady is not always attached to owning or inheriting land. Let us explore some of the other ways.
Today we associate the term Lord with someone who holds a title of peerage or courtesy title, either inherited or granted.
The term ‘Lady or “Ladyship” is simply a term of reference used to address a lady who has a title and ladyship titles can be gained in exactly the same way as Lordship title.