14-Day Free Trial GIVE ME ACCESS

Dawson Family History

Dawson Name Meaning
English: patronymic from Daw 1.

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

4,179,404 Historical Documents with Dawson on Ancestry.com
1,310,681 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
106,817 Military Records
98,634 Immigration Records
869,528 Census and Voter Lists
1,793,744 Member Trees

Ready to discover your family story?

Simply start with yourself and we'll do the searching for you.

Name Distribution of Dawson Families

  • Number of Dawson families
     373 - 743
     125 - 372
     1 - 124
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Dawson families
     3,591 - 7,180
     1,198 - 3,590
     1 - 1,197
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Dawson families
     360 - 718
     121 - 359
     1 - 120
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Dawson census records

You can see how Dawson families moved over time by selecting different Census years.

Census records can tell you little-known facts about your ancestors such as birthplace, occupation and value of personal estate.

View all Dawson census records >

Dawson Family Origin

Click on a place to view Dawson immigration records

The information for this chart came from the U.S. Immigration Collection at Ancestry.com. You can find out where the majority of the Dawson families were living before they immigrated to the U.S and learn where to focus your search for foreign records.

Immigration records can tell you an ancestor's name, ship name, port of departure, port of arrival, and destination.

View all Dawson immigration records >

Dawson Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

Click on a circle in the chart to view Dawson immigration records

You can find out when most of the Dawson families immigrated to the United States. You can focus your search to immigration records dating from that era.

Immigration records can tell you an ancestor's name, ship name, port of departure, port of arrival and destination.

View all Dawson immigration records >

Average Life Expectancy for Dawson

Click on a circle in the chart to view Dawson birth and death records

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family.

The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

View all Dawson ancestors in the SSDI

Dawson Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Dawson census records

Census records can offer a lot of little known facts about your Dawson ancestors, such as occupation.

Occupation can tell you about your ancestors' social status and economic status.

View all Dawson census records >

Dawson Civil War Service Records

Click to view veteran service records

You can find out if your ancestors came primarily from the North of the South.

Military records can tell you an ancestor's birthplace, occupation, and even physical description.

View all Dawson military records >

Message Board about Dawson 1962 Threads, 45 Messages

Look up another family name
×