Rawson Family History

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Rawson Name Meaning

English (chiefly Yorkshire): patronymic from Raw 1.

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

Similar surnames: Ranson, Pawson, Rayson, Dawson, Lawson, Ramson, Rowson, Rapson

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Rawson Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Rawson name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Rawson. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Sweden


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Rawson Family Origin

Where is the Rawson family from?

Rawson Family Occupations

What did your Rawson ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Rawson occupation in the USA was Farmer. 34% of Rawson's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rawson. A less common occupation for the Rawson family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter


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

Rawson Historical Records

What Rawson family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 102,000 census records available for the last name Rawson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rawson 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 9,000 immigration records available for the last name Rawson. 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 9,000 military records available for the last name Rawson. For the veterans among your Rawson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Rawson Life Expectancy

What is the average Rawson lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Rawson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Rawson in 1947 was 44, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Rawson

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Rawson 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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