Balon Family History

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Balon Name Meaning

English: from Old French balon ‘bundle’, ‘roll’, ‘pack’, hence a nickname for a small, rotund man or possibly a metonymic occupational name for a carrier of goods and merchandise. French (Bâlon): generally regarded as a habitational name from Baalons in the Ardennes, it may however simply be from balon ‘ball’, ‘roll’ (see 1) or a derivative of Bal.

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


Similar surnames: Baron, Bacon, Malon, Baldon, Bason, Balan, Balin, Badon, Balow

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Balon Family Origin

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Balon Family Occupations

What did your Balon ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, layer Heavy Worker and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Balon. 6% of Balon men worked as a layer Heavy Worker and 39% of Balon women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Balon were Confectioner (cake Maker) and Caterers Own Ac

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • layer Heavy Worker
    6%
  • Colliery Secretary
    6%
  • Commercial Traveller Leather Goods
    6%
  • Confectioner (cake Maker)
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    39%
  • Beaner (shop Room)
    5%
  • Cashier
    5%
  • Caterers Own Ac
    5%

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

Balon Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Balon. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Balon census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Balon. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 911 military records available for the last name Balon. For the veterans among your Balon ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Balon Life Expectancy

What is the average Balon lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Balon life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Balon in 1954 was 50, and 82 in 2004.

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