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Find more Lawson 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 2,754 more people named Lawson 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 50,847 people named Lawson in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 5% more people named Lawson in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 53,601 people named Lawson were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 21% of adults were unmarried
  • 58%, or 7,424 people, lived in homes they rented
  • Although 50% were female, the most common name for males was John
  • 38% owned their homes, valued on average at $2,637

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • Most fathers originated from Kentucky
  • 2,827 were born in foreign countries
  • 11% were first-generation Americans
  • 6% were born in foreign countries