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Dawes Name Meaning

English: variant of Daw with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s. German (Däwes): either a patronymic from an ancient Germanic personal name Davo or a variant of Tewes . The surname Däwes is rare in Germany.

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


Similar surnames: Tawes, Daves, Dawe, Danes, Daws, Hawes, Drewes, Draves, Kates, Hawkes

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Where is the Dawes family from?

You can see how Dawes families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dawes family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Dawes families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 684 Dawes families living in London. This was about 16% of all the recorded Dawes's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Dawes families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Dawes surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Dawes ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Dawes. 10% of Dawes men worked as a General Labourer and 69% of Dawes women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dawes were Incapacitated and Incapacitated. .

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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
    10%
  • Gardener
    4%
  • Bricklayer
    4%
  • Incapacitated
    3%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    69%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    3%
  • Housewife
    3%
  • Incapacitated
    2%
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Census Records

There are 126,000 census records available for the last name Dawes. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dawes 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 12,000 immigration records available for the last name Dawes. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 10,000 military records available for the last name Dawes. For the veterans among your Dawes ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Dawes lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Dawes life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1955. The average life expectancy for Dawes in 1948 was 31, and 71 in 2004.

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