Rawdon Family History

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Rawdon Name Meaning

English: habitational name from the place so called in West Yorkshire, named with Old Norse rauðr ‘red’ + dun ‘hill’.

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

Similar surnames: Sawdon, Brandon, Lawton, Baldon, Haddon, Badon, Abdon, Gawron, Rigdon

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Rawdon Family Origin

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Rawdon Family Occupations

What did your Rawdon ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, farmer, Laborer and Brakeman On R.R. were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rawdon. A less common occupation for the Rawdon family was Buys & Sells Produce. The most common Rawdon occupation in the USA was Farmer. 35% of Rawdon's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Brakeman On R.R.

  • Buys & Sells Produce


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

Rawdon Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Rawdon. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rawdon 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 537 immigration records available for the last name Rawdon. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Rawdon. For the veterans among your Rawdon ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Rawdon Life Expectancy

What is the average Rawdon lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Rawdon life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1969. The average life expectancy for Rawdon in 1953 was 59, and 54 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Rawdon 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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