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Lawson Family History

Lawson Name Meaning
Scottish and northern English: patronymic from Law 1.Americanized form of Swedish Larsson.

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

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902,144 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
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Name Distribution of Lawson Families

  • Number of Lawson families
     436 - 869
     146 - 435
     1 - 145
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Lawson families
     1,330 - 2,657
     444 - 1,329
     1 - 443
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Lawson families
     652 - 1,301
     218 - 651
     1 - 217
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Lawson Family Origin

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Lawson Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Lawson

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Lawson Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Lawson census records

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Lawson Civil War Service Records

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