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Meaning and Origin

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Wiktionary

From Law or Lawrence +‎ -son.

  1. An English and Scottish patronymic surname​.

Notable Persons Named Lawson

Lawson Crouse is a hockey player for the Florida Panthers in the National Hockey League. Lawson was born on June 23rd, 1997 in Strathroy-Caradoc. Lawson is also known as Sheriff.

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Lawson was born on February 20th, 1992.

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Lawson Little is a golf player.

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Lawson D'Ath is a soccer player for the Northampton Town F.C., Reading F.C., Yeovil Town F.C., Cheltenham Town F.C., Exeter City F.C., and Dagenham & Redbridge F.C. Lawson was born on December 24th, 1992 in Witney, England. Lawson is also known as D'Ath and Lawson Marc.

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Lawson P. Ramage is a military person. His military service ended in 1969.

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Lawson Rollins is a world music composer and guitarist. He plays nylon string Guitar and Guitar.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Lawson

Nigella Lawson is a food writer, journalist, broadcaster, and food writing. She was most prominent from 1983 to present. Nigella was given the name Nigella Lucy Lawson by her parent Nigel Lawson on January 6th, 1960 in Wandsworth, London, England.

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Bianca Lawson is an actress. Her ongoing career started in 1988. Bianca was given the name Bianca Jasmine Lawson by her parents Richard Lawson (actor) and Denise Gordy on March 20th, 1979 in Los Angeles, California, U.S.

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Maggie Lawson is an actress. She has had major accomplishments since 1996. Maggie was given the name Margaret Cassidy Lawson on August 12th, 1980 in Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.

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Richard Lawson is a film and television actor. His ongoing career started in 1971. Richard was given the name Rickey Lee Lawson on March 7th, 1947 in Loma Linda, California. Richard is also known as Rick Lawson.

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Denis Lawson is an actor. He has had major accomplishments since 1969. Denis was given the name Denis Stamper Lawson on September 27th, 1947 in Crieff, Perthshire, Scotland.

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Bernard Fox is an actor. His most notable accomplishments were from 1955 to 1955. Bernard was given the name Bernard Lawson on May 11th, 1927 in Port Talbot.

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How popular is the baby name Lawson in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 20 0 20
1881 12 0 12
1882 21 0 21
1883 18 0 18
1884 11 0 11
1885 12 0 12
1886 19 0 19
1887 16 0 16
1888 20 0 20
1889 12 0 12
1890 17 0 17
1891 14 0 14
1892 22 0 22
1893 8 0 8
1894 19 0 19
1895 9 0 9
1896 12 0 12
1897 9 0 9
1898 15 0 15
1899 11 0 11
1900 17 0 17
1901 22 0 22
1902 20 0 20
1903 12 0 12
1904 23 0 23
1905 16 0 16
1906 17 0 17
1907 19 0 19
1908 12 0 12
1909 12 0 12
1910 15 0 15
1911 24 0 24
1912 35 0 35
1913 48 0 48
1914 53 0 53
1915 64 0 64
1916 57 0 57
1917 80 0 80
1918 78 0 78
1919 79 0 79
1920 86 0 86
1921 63 0 63
1922 79 0 79
1923 78 0 78
1924 73 0 73
1925 62 0 62
1926 70 0 70
1927 65 0 65
1928 53 0 53
1929 62 0 62
1930 52 0 52
1931 47 0 47
1932 52 0 52
1933 49 0 49
1934 46 0 46
1935 52 0 52
1936 42 0 42
1937 41 0 41
1938 55 0 55
1939 59 0 59
1940 42 0 42
1941 57 0 57
1942 64 0 64
1943 55 0 55
1944 53 0 53
1945 38 0 38
1946 49 0 49
1947 58 0 58
1948 60 0 60
1949 45 0 45
1950 49 0 49
1951 49 0 49
1952 45 0 45
1953 40 0 40
1954 41 0 41
1955 47 0 47
1956 38 0 38
1957 36 0 36
1958 38 0 38
1959 33 0 33
1960 38 0 38
1961 38 0 38
1962 32 0 32
1963 32 0 32
1964 24 0 24
1965 20 0 20
1966 31 0 31
1967 29 0 29
1968 23 0 23
1969 29 0 29
1970 26 0 26
1971 19 0 19
1972 30 0 30
1973 23 0 23
1974 19 0 19
1975 17 0 17
1976 17 0 17
1977 26 0 26
1978 15 0 15
1979 27 0 27
1980 23 0 23
1981 17 0 17
1982 22 0 22
1983 23 0 23
1984 31 0 31
1985 20 0 20
1986 26 0 26
1987 26 0 26
1988 41 0 41
1989 48 0 48
1990 38 0 38
1991 35 0 35
1992 52 6 46
1993 61 0 61
1994 72 0 72
1995 68 6 62
1996 65 6 59
1997 90 5 85
1998 108 8 100
1999 145 6 139
2000 175 17 158
2001 165 9 156
2002 203 6 197
2003 227 12 215
2004 280 17 263
2005 310 13 297
2006 351 15 336
2007 382 11 371
2008 342 12 330
2009 405 15 390
2010 419 18 401
2011 443 11 432
2012 508 17 491
2013 534 12 522
2014 601 25 576
2015 727 29 698
2016 738 27 711
2017 743 35 708

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Popularity of Lawson as a first name

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Popularity of Lawson as a last name

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Common last names for Lawson

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  • Johnson
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  • Campbell
  • Green

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Lawson U.S.
  White 73.84% 64.26%
  African American 20.74% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.43% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.65% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.15% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.20% 16.26%

Of Last Name Lawson

People with the last name Lawson are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Lawson

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  • How Popular is the name Lawson? Lawson is the 2,239th most popular name of all time. As a last name Lawson was the 256th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Lawson have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 12,202 babies born with the first name Lawson in the United States. That's more than enough people named Lawson to occupy the country of Tuvalu with an estimated population of 10,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Lawson? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 20 new born babies.
  • When was Lawson first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Lawson is Saturday, March 18th, 1871.
  • What year had the most people named Lawson born? The highest recorded use of the first name Lawson was in 2016 with a total of 711 babies.
  • Random Lawson Factoid: According to the 2016 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Lawson is not a popular baby boy's name in Utah. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Utah have the same name as you in 2016.
  • Weird things about the name Lawson: Your name in reverse order is Noswal. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Lwsaon. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Lawson? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 119,053 people with the last name Lawson.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Lawson? Lawson was ranked as the 256th most popular last name but is still less than 0.1% of the population!

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