Dawes Family History

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Dawes Name Meaning

English and Scottish: patronymic from Daw 1. German (Däwes): either a patronymic from a personal name Davo, or a variant spelling of Tewes.

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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Dawes Family Origin

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Dawes Family Occupations

What did your Dawes ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Dawes family was Engineer. Farmer, Broker and Confectioner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dawes. The most common Dawes occupation in Canada was Farmer. 13% of Dawes's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Broker

  • Confectioner

  • Engineer


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

Dawes Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

There are 12,000 immigration records available for the last name Dawes. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

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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Dawes Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Dawes

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Dawes 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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