Dawson Family History & Genealogy

38 photos, 58,864 biographies, and last name history of the Dawson family, shared by AncientFaces Members.

Latest Dawson Photos

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Biographies & Family Trees

Most Common First Names

  • William 3.9%
  • John 3.3%
  • James 2.9%
  • Robert 2.1%
  • Mary 2.0%
  • George 1.8%
  • Charles 1.7%
  • Thomas 1.5%
  • Dawson 1.0%
  • Richard 0.9%
  • Joseph 0.8%
  • Edward 0.8%
  • Henry 0.8%
  • Margaret 0.7%
  • Elizabeth 0.7%
  • David 0.7%
  • Walter 0.7%
  • Frank 0.6%
  • Arthur 0.6%
  • Harry 0.6%

Dawson Last Name History & Origin


Name Origin

Nationality & Ethnicity

Early Dawsons

These are the earliest records we have of the Dawson family.

Dawson Death Records & Life Expectancy

According to our database of 33,979 people with the last name Dawson that have a birth and death date listed:

Life Expectancy

68.6 years

Oldest Dawsons

These are the longest-lived members of the Dawson family on AncientFaces.

Other Dawson Records



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Rosemary Dawson-Marceau My dad, Woodrow Wilson Dawson, grew up in Iager, West Virginia in 1923, he passed away in 2005. I guess he was born at Sandy Huff, West Virginia. He joined the army when he was 17 years old, underaged to join, but needed to get away from West Virginia to avoid working in the coal mines. He only went to grade 4 in school, then had to help out the family, Father was James Dawson, Mother was Hattie Waldron Dawson. He was the oldest of the children (Brothers were Ernest, Wilburn, Carl, Douglas, Roy, Clinton, Eugene; the Sisters were Elsie, Lorraine, and Lucielle), no wonder why he had to work with 11 children in the family. He sent all of his Army (Tank Battalion) pay home to his parents to buy a house and land in Iager, West Virginia (up the hollow). He married my mom (Beverly LaPlante) when he was 30 and she was 21 years old. They had 2 daughters, Rosemary and Deborah Dawson. He met my mom up in Chicopee, Massachusetts, so that is where I now live. Most of the Dawson brothers came to Massachusetts because they didn't want to work in the coal mines. My grandfather, my dad's father, died of black lung disease. He was the sweetest guy you ever met. He had some sad stories, once when he was in a fox hole, one his army friends got shot and he held him in his arms until he died, he would cry when he told the story. He served during World War II in the 752nd Tank Battalion in Germany, England, France, Italy, and Africa.
Feb 27, 2008 · Reply
Suzanne Christie My name is Suzanne Emerson Christie. I have a Dawson photo group on Face Book. I am inviting all Dawson's to join and add their photo's in hope of making connections. The group is named All Dawson Photo's Worldwide There is a lot of traffic going through Face Book. We are just getting started, so we need all of the help we can get, and hopefully you will find your connection.
Jul 06, 2014 · Reply