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Rawson Family History

Rawson Name Meaning

English (chiefly Yorkshire): patronymic from Raw 1.

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


Similar surnames: Ranson, Pawson, Rayson, Dawson, Lawson, Ramson, Rowson, Rapson

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Where is the Rawson family from?

You can see how Rawson families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rawson family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Rawson families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1891 there were 1,205 Rawson families living in Yorkshire. This was about 37% of all the recorded Rawson's in the UK. Yorkshire had the highest population of Rawson families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Rawson surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Rawson 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 Rawson. 7% of Rawson men worked as a General Labourer and 70% of Rawson women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rawson were Incapacitated and Housewife.

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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
    7%
  • Colliery Hewer
    6%
  • Farmer
    6%
  • Incapacitated
    3%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    70%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    3%
  • Private Means
    3%
  • Housewife
    3%
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Census Records

There are 102,000 census records available for the last name Rawson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rawson 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 9,000 immigration records available for the last name Rawson. 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 Rawson. For the veterans among your Rawson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Rawson lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Rawson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Rawson in 1947 was 44, and 74 in 2004.

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