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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Dawe

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Dawe

Etymology: See Day


From a Middle English short form of David. Also a nickname from the (jack)daw.

  1. A surname​.

Notable Persons With the Last Name Dawe

Robert Shayne was a stage, film, television actor, television, and televisionactor. He was most active from 1929 to 1991. Robert was given the name Robert Shaen Dawe on October 4th, 1900 in Yonkers, New York. He died on November 29th, 1992.


Elle Dawe is a film actress, television actress, and model. Her ongoing career started in 1997. Elle was born on January 1st, 1990.


George Dawe was an artist in the field of painting. George was born on February 6th, 1781 in St James's. He left this life on October 15th, 1829.


Leonard Dawe was a soccer player for the Dulwich Hamlet F.C., Cambridge University A.F.C., Southampton F.C., Ilford F.C., and England national amateur football team. Leonard was born on November 3rd, 1889 in Brentford, England. He breathed his last breath on January 12th, 1963.


Graham was born on September 4th, 1959 in Tavistock.


He died in 1832.


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Popularity of Dawe as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Dawe U.S.
  White 92.58% 64.26%
  African American 1.43% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.66% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.69% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.20% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.46% 16.26%

Of Last Name Dawe

People with the last name Dawe are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Dawe

  • How Popular is the name Dawe? As a last name Dawe was the 16,427th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Dawe first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Dawe is Friday, June 15th, 1894.
  • How unique is the name Dawe? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Dawe. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Dawe: Your name in reverse order is Ewad. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Waed. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Dawe? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,751 people with the last name Dawe.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Dawe? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Dawe as their last name since less than 1 person in 169k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
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