Dawson Family History & Genealogy

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Dawson Last Name History & Origin

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Updated Feb 17, 2019

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Name Origin

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Spellings & Pronunciations

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Nationality & Ethnicity

My grandparents, Herbert and Elizabeth Dawson with three children, Ivy, Alice and Eva in 1912. The two youngest girls, Eva and Alice was exposed to measles from somebody on the ship. They were both born in the same year, One in January, and the other in November. One of them died on Good Friday, the other on the next day (Sat.), and both buried on Easter Sunday.

Early Dawsons

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

1695 - Apr 9, 1738
1737 - Jun 23, 1787
1765 - Unknown
1779 - 1854
1789 - 1869
1793 - 1878
1793 - 1882
1798 - 1889
1802 - 1888
1804 - 1874

Dawson Family Photos

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Dawson Family Tree

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Sample of 20 Dawson Biographies

Oct 28, 1912 - Unknown
Aug 2, 1919 - Feb 8, 2001
Dec 15, 1930 - May 1, 2010
Dec 21, 1913 - Apr 24, 1996
Jul 10, 1902 - January 1973
May 14, 1909 - November 1976
Jun 27, 1918 - Mar 15, 1999
Jul 30, 1914 - Jan 14, 2009
Dec 1, 1937 - Oct 23, 2010
Dec 30, 1930 - February 1981
Feb 25, 1928 - Sep 28, 2003
Jul 19, 1932 - Oct 5, 1999
Oct 3, 1903 - Jan 4, 1997
around 1952 - Unknown
around 1964 - Unknown
around 1912 - Dec 22, 1926
Unknown - Unknown
Unknown - Unknown
1908 - 1980
around 1910 - Unknown

Dawson Death Records & Life Expectancy

The average age of a Dawson family member is 68.6 years old 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.

Feb 16, 1882 - Jan 16, 1992
109 years
Feb 28, 1891 - Mar 15, 1998
107 years
Nov 16, 1888 - Jan 17, 1996
107 years
Apr 18, 1889 - Jan 29, 1997
107 years
Apr 4, 1906 - Jul 24, 2011
105 years
May 23, 1897 - Dec 19, 2002
105 years
Mar 9, 1903 - Mar 1, 2008
104 years
Jul 13, 1906 - Nov 20, 2010
104 years
May 13, 1908 - Jun 19, 2011
103 years
Jul 31, 1897 - Jan 28, 2001
103 years

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Suzanne Christie
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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
Beverly Drakeford
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My name is Beverly Drakeford. My grandmother's name was Fannie Dawson ( nee Fannie Rogers). Can't seem to find any info on her. Maybe you can help.
Feb 17, 2019 · Reply
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

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