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Pawson Family History

Pawson Name Meaning

English (Yorkshire): patronymic from the personal name Paw, a variant of Paul.

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


Similar surnames: Payson, Paxson, Rawson, Ranson, Anson, Polson, Papson, Dawson, Lawson

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Where is the Pawson family from?

You can see how Pawson families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Pawson family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Pawson families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1891 there were 904 Pawson families living in Yorkshire. This was about 62% of all the recorded Pawson's in the UK. Yorkshire had the highest population of Pawson families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Pawson surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Pawson ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Pawson. 8% of Pawson men worked as a General Labourer and 68% of Pawson women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Pawson were Farm Labourer and Private Means.

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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

  • General Labourer
    8%
  • Farmer
    8%
  • Colliery Hewer
    6%
  • Farm Labourer
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    68%
  • Housewife
    3%
  • Incapacitated
    3%
  • Private Means
    3%
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Census Records

There are 36,000 census records available for the last name Pawson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pawson 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Pawson. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Pawson. For the veterans among your Pawson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Pawson lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Pawson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2001, and highest in 1966. The average life expectancy for Pawson in 1957 was 47, and 85 in 2004.

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