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Clawson Family History

Clawson Name Meaning

English: variant of Claxton . Americanized form of North German Danish and Norwegian Clausen Claussen or Klausen and also of their Dutch cognates such as Claassen or Klaassen patronymics from short forms of the local equivalents of the personal name Nicholas . Compare Clauson .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Clayson, Glawson, Clausen, Classon, Classen, Clasen, Closson, Clason

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Where is the Clawson family from?

You can see how Clawson families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Clawson family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Clawson families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 37 Clawson families living in Lincolnshire. This was about 32% of all the recorded Clawson's in United Kingdom. Lincolnshire had the highest population of Clawson families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Clawson surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Clawson ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Farm Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Clawson. 24% of Clawson men worked as a Farm Labourer and 78% of Clawson women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Clawson were Firewood Merchant and Unpaid Domestic Dut. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • Farm Labourer
    24%
  • Dock Labourer
    16%
  • Horseman On Farm
    16%
  • Firewood Merchant
    16%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    78%
  • Incapacitated
    7%
  • Housewife
    5%
  • Unpaid Domestic Dut
    5%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Clawson. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 9,000 military records available for the last name Clawson. For the veterans among your Clawson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Clawson lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Clawson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Clawson in 1943 was 26, and 73 in 2004.

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