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Dawson Family Origin

Where is the Dawson family from?

Dawson Family Occupations

What did your Dawson ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Dawson occupation in the USA was Farmer. 39% of Dawson's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dawson. A less common occupation for the Dawson family was Farming.

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  • Farmer

    39%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Keeping House

    5%
  • Farming

    3%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Dawson ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Dawson Historical Records

What Dawson family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Dawson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dawson census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Dawson

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Dawson. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Dawson. For the veterans among your Dawson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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You've only scratched the surface of Dawson family history.

Dawson Life Expectancy

What is the average Dawson lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Dawson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Dawson in 1941 was 27, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Dawson

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Dawson 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.

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