History of your Surname
Get access to Traw family records.Start a free trial

Traw Family History

Traw Name Meaning

Possibly an altered spelling of German Traue, a variant of Treu.

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


Similar surnames: Craw, Trew, Tear, Thaw, Graw, Brawn, Troy, Faw, Brew, Treas

Search for a relative to learn more about your family history.

Hint: Try searching for a relative alive in 1940.

Black & white image of a young woman scientist

Where is the Traw family from?

You can see how Traw families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Traw family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Traw families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 9 Traw families living in Ontario. This was about 60% of all the recorded Traw's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Traw families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Traw surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Traw ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and House Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Traw. 41% of Traw men worked as a Farmer and 20% of Traw women worked as a House Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Traw were Teacher and Housework.

View Census data for Traw | Data not to scale

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

United States shown, Canada data unavailable

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    41%
  • Salesman
    23%
  • Laborer
    23%
  • Teacher
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • House Maid
    20%
  • Teacher
    20%
  • Bookkeeper
    20%
  • Housework
    20%
Black & white image of two construction labourers

What Traw family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Traw. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Traw census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search Canadian census records for Traw

Passenger Lists

There are 124 immigration records available for the last name Traw. 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.

View all Traw immigration records

Draft Cards

There are 963 military records available for the last name Traw. For the veterans among your Traw ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Traw military records

You've only scratched the surface of Traw family history.

Discover More

What is the average Traw lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Traw life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1995, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Traw in 1964 was 76, and 64 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Traw

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in the Traw family tree

Explore Your Tree
Search for another surname
Start a 14-Day Free Trial