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Lio Surname Meaning

Italian (southern): most likely a variant of Leo from a local form but possibly also from a shortened form of a name such as Leonardo Leopardo or from Greek leios ‘smooth glossy’ presumably applied as a nickname. Catalan (Lió): habitational name from Lió in Girona province Catalonia (Spain). This surname is very rare in Spain. Chinese: alternative Cantonese Romanization of the surname 廖 see Liao .

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

Similar surnames: Leo, Lie, Li, Lia, Rio, Lis, Lao, Pio, Lion, Lier

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Where is the Lio family from?

You can see how Lio families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lio family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1851 and 1920. The most Lio families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there was 1 Lio family living in Glamorgan. This was about 50% of all the recorded Lio's in United Kingdom. Glamorgan and 1 other county had the highest population of Lio families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Lio surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Lio ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Typist were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Lio. 43% of Lio men worked as a Laborer and 50% of Lio women worked as a Typist. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lio were Barber and New Worker. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Baker
  • Salesman
  • Barber

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Typist
  • New Worker
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Lio. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Lio. For the veterans among your Lio ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Lio lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Lio life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1999, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Lio in 1964 was 77, and 79 in 2004.

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