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Origins of the Cawthorn surname

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Where do most Cawthorns live?

In 1921, most Cawthorns lived in Yorkshire.


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Interesting facts about Cawthorns

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We have 5,530 records for the Cawthorn surname. The oldest one dates back to 1560.

Who were Cawthorns most likely to marry?

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What are the most common Cawthorn first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

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Common jobs for Cawthorns

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Cawthorns in 1921
Dressmaker

26

Mariner

25

Waterman

20

House Servant

14

Domestic Servant

9

Common Male occupations for Cawthorns in 1921
Coal Miner

42

Mariner

38

Farmer

27

Waterman

26

Agricultural Labourer

19

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