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Dion Family History

Dion Surname Meaning

French: from the ancient Germanic personal name Thiodo derived from theud ‘people’. French: habitational name from any of various places called Dion or Dions all apparently derived from the Gaulish element divon- ‘(sacred) spring’. Altered form of French Guyon reflecting the specific former French Canadian pronunciation of the initial G- followed by a vowel. Compare Deon 1 and Deyo

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Don, Lion, Rion, Deon, Gion, Sion, Heon, Wion, Dizon, Zion

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Where is the Dion family from?

You can see how Dion families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dion family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Dion families were found in Canada in 1911. In 1891 there were 36 Dion families living in Lincolnshire. This was about 55% of all the recorded Dion's in United Kingdom. Lincolnshire had the highest population of Dion families in 1891.
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What did your Dion ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Dion. 78% of Dion women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    78%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    12%
  • Private Means
    12%
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Census Records

There are 93,000 census records available for the last name Dion. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dion census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Dion. 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 Cards

There are 8,000 military records available for the last name Dion. For the veterans among your Dion ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Dion lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Dion life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Dion in 1943 was 37, and 75 in 2004.

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