Sawdon Family History

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Sawdon Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place so called in North Yorkshire, from Old English salh ‘sallow tree’ + denu ‘valley’.

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

Similar surnames: Rawdon, Salton, Saxton, Abdon, Baldon, Lawton, Haddon, Badon, Sandow

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Sawdon Family Origin

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Sawdon Family Occupations

What did your Sawdon ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Sawdon occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 14% of Sawdon's were Agricultural Labourers. A less common occupation for the Sawdon family was Charwoman. Agricultural Labourer, Farmer and Farm Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Sawdon.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Farmer

  • Farm Labourer

  • Charwoman


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Sawdon ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Sawdon Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Sawdon. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sawdon census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 720 immigration records available for the last name Sawdon. 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 Card

There are 605 military records available for the last name Sawdon. For the veterans among your Sawdon ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Sawdon Life Expectancy

What is the average Sawdon lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Sawdon life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1977, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Sawdon in 1962 was 71, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Sawdon

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Sawdon ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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