Arthur, William (1857) An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names. New York: Sheldon, Blakeman. Public Domain.
There are approximately 56,608 people named Dawson in the UK. That makes it the 139th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 896 are named Dawson.
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Related and similar surnamesDowson
The Dawson surname in historical dictionaries
An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names (1857)
Patronymica Britannica (1860)
Lower, Mark A (1860) Patronymica Britannica: a dictionary of the family names of the United Kingdom. London: J.R. Smith. Public Domain.