Dawn Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Daw 1. It is suggested by Reaney and Wilson that the unusual -n suffix is a late survival of an Old English genitive ending, which was later superseded by the familiar -es suffix.

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


Similar surnames: Dain, Dann, Daws, Down, Daw, Hain, Dawe, Cain, Dawes, Main

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Dawn Family Origin

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Dawn Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    29%
  • Laborer

    14%
  • Carpenter

    5%
  • Express Man

    5%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Dawn family was Express Man. Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dawn. The most common Dawn occupation in the USA was Farmer. 29% of Dawn's were Farmers.

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Dawn Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1950 and 2004, Dawn life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1976. The average life expectancy for Dawn in 1950 was 41, and 77 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Dawn

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