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Daw Family History

Daw Name Meaning
English and Scottish: from a pet form of David.English: nickname from the jackdaw, Middle English dawe, a bird noted for its sleek black color, raucous voice, and thievish nature, any of which characteristics could readily have given rise to a nickname.Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Deaghaidh, ‘descendant of Deaghadh’, a personal name of uncertain origin. It may be composed of the elements deagh- ‘good’ + ádh ‘luck’, ‘fate’; some such association seems to lie behind its Anglicization as Goodwin.

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

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Name Distribution of Daw Families

  • Number of Daw families
     34 - 65
     12 - 33
     1 - 11
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Daw families
     160 - 318
     54 - 159
     1 - 53
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Daw families
     11 - 20
     4 - 10
     1 - 3
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Daw Family Origin

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Daw Immigration Information

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Daw Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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