Onion Family History

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Onion Name Meaning

Welsh: variant of Eynon. English: metonymic occupational name for an onion grower or seller, from Old French oignon ‘onion’.

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

Similar surnames: Union, Wion, Lion, Oien, Okon, Pinion, Mion, Minion, Ion, Condon

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Onion Family Origin

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Onion Family Occupations

What did your Onion ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Agricultural Labourer, Coal Miner and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Onion. The most common Onion occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 5% of Onion's were Agricultural Labourers. A less common occupation for the Onion family was Cordwainer.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Coal Miner

  • Labourer

  • Cordwainer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Onion ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Onion Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Onion. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Onion 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 538 immigration records available for the last name Onion. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Onion. For the veterans among your Onion ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Onion Life Expectancy

What is the average Onion lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Onion life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1975, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Onion in 1959 was 53, and 88 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Onion

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Onion ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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