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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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Where is the Rawdon family from?

You can see how Rawdon families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rawdon family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Rawdon families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1911 there were 4 Rawdon families living in Saskatchewan. This was about 57% of all the recorded Rawdon's in Canada. Saskatchewan had the highest population of Rawdon families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Rawdon surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Rawdon ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Rawdon. 28% of Rawdon men worked as a Farmer and 42% of Rawdon women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rawdon were Farm Labor and Saleslady.

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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.

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Draftsman
  • Farm Labor

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
  • Stenographer
  • Telephone Operator
  • Saleslady
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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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