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Lion Family History

Lion Surname Meaning

English and French: variant of Lyon 1– French: habitational name from Lion the name of several places in various parts of France. Jewish: associative variant of Levy for instance chosen by several families in the Netherlands c. 181

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

Similar surnames: Leon, Lyon, Lien, Wion, Linn, Ligon, Limon, Lio, Sion, Lin

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Where is the Lion family from?

You can see how Lion families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lion family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Lion families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 50 Lion families living in London. This was about 50% of all the recorded Lion's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Lion families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Lion surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Lion ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Lion. 87% of Lion 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
  • Domestic Servant
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Census Records

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Lion. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lion 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Lion. 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 18,000 military records available for the last name Lion. For the veterans among your Lion ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Lion lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Lion life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Lion in 1953 was 23, and 87 in 2004.

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