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Where is the Lawson family from?
You can see how Lawson families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lawson family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Lawson families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 2,657 Lawson families living in Yorkshire. This was about 21% of all the recorded Lawson's in the UK. Yorkshire had the highest population of Lawson families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Lawson 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 Lawson. 7% of Lawson men worked as a General Labourer and 67% of Lawson women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lawson were Retired and Housewife.