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Where is the Dawson family from?
You can see how Dawson families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dawson family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Dawson families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 132 Dawson families living in Ohio. This was about 14% of all the recorded Dawson's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Dawson families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Dawson surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.
In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Dawson. 16% of Dawson men worked as a Laborer and 7% of Dawson women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dawson were Truck Driver and Housewife.