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Ion Family History

Ion Surname Meaning

Romanian: from the personal name Ion an equivalent of John . English (Westmorland): probably a variant of Hine with the loss of initial H-.

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


Similar surnames: Don, Mon, Son, Wion, Yon, Sion, Lion, Ison, Ron, Bon

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Where is the Ion family from?

You can see how Ion families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ion family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Ion families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 56 Ion families living in Westmorland. This was about 35% of all the recorded Ion's in United Kingdom. Westmorland had the highest population of Ion families in 1891.
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What did your Ion ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Gardener Retired and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Ion. 50% of Ion men worked as a Gardener Retired and 93% of Ion women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ion were Methodist Minister and Housewife. .

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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 Male Occupations In 1939

  • Gardener Retired
    50%
  • Methodist Minister
    50%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    93%
  • Unpaid Household Duties
    4%
  • Housewife
    4%
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Census Records

There are 14,000 census records available for the last name Ion. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ion 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 862 immigration records available for the last name Ion. 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 750 military records available for the last name Ion. For the veterans among your Ion ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ion lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Ion life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1980, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Ion in 1962 was 72, and 57 in 2004.

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