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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 1891 there were 7,180 Dawson families living in Yorkshire. This was about 24% of all the recorded Dawson's in the UK. Yorkshire had the highest population of Dawson families in 1891.
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 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Dawson. 6% of Dawson men worked as a General Labourer and 65% of Dawson women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dawson were Bricklayer and Incapacitated.