Lawson Family History

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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

Similar surnames: Larson, Dawson, Lamson, Ladson, Bason, Clawson, Pawson, Rawson

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Lawson Family Origin

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Lawson Family Occupations

What did your Lawson ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Lawson. The most common Lawson occupation in the USA was Farmer. 41% of Lawson's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Lawson family was Farm Laborer.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farm Laborer


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

Lawson Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Lawson. 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 Lawson. For the veterans among your Lawson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Lawson Life Expectancy

What is the average Lawson lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Lawson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Lawson in 1941 was 46, and 72 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Lawson 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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