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Find more Dawson relatives and grow your tree by exploring billions of historical records. Taken every decade since 1790, the U.S. Federal Census can tell you a lot about your family. For example, from 1930 to 1940 there were 1,134 more people named Dawson in the United States — and some of them are likely related to you.

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What if you had a window into the history of your family? With historical records, you do. From home life to career, records help bring your relatives' experiences into focus. There were 40,213 people named Dawson in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 3% more people named Dawson in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 41,347 people named Dawson were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • The typical household was 3 people
  • 39,612 rented out rooms to boarders
  • 6,223 adults were unmarried
  • Most common occupation was salesman

Learn where they came from and where they went.

As Dawson families continued to grow, they left more tracks on the map:

  • Most fathers originated from Georgia
  • 7,958 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • Most mothers originated from Georgia
  • They most commonly lived in Ohio