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Dwson Family History

Dwson Surname Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.


Similar surnames: Dyson, Dowson, Dison, Dawson, Son, Kwon, Don, Jason, Elson, Anson

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Where is the Dwson family from?

You can see how Dwson families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dwson family name was found in the USA, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Dwson families were found in USA in 1880. In 1871 there was 1 Dwson family living in Inverness-shire. This was 100% of all the recorded Dwson's in Scotland. Inverness-shire had the highest population of Dwson families in 1871.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Dwson surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

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

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Census Records

There are 48 census records available for the last name Dwson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dwson census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 15 immigration records available for the last name Dwson. 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 17 military records available for the last name Dwson. For the veterans among your Dwson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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