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Sion Name Meaning

French (mainly Nord) and Walloon: from the personal name Sion a shortened and altered form of Ancion a pet form of Anselme (see Anselm ). The personal name may alternatively be in some cases of Biblical origin (see 2 below and Zion ). French: habitational name from any of various places so named (e.g. in Meurthe-et-Moselle Vendée and Loire-Atlantique) probably after the hill in Jerusalem mentioned in the Bible (see Zion ). French (Vosges): variant of Scion a nickname from scion ‘twig shoot’. This surname (in any of the possible senses; see above) is also found in Germany (Ahrweiler). Spanish (Sión): perhaps a habitational name from Sión in Pontevedra province Galicia. This surname is not found in Galicia. Jewish (Sephardic): variant of Zion .

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

Similar surnames: Wion, Simon, Gion, Lion, Sinn, Lien, Lio, Finn, Rion, Siron

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You can see how Sion families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sion family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Sion families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 19 Sion families living in London. This was about 73% of all the recorded Sion's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Sion families in 1891.
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What did your Sion ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Sion. 100% of Sion women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
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There are 40,000 military records available for the last name Sion. For the veterans among your Sion ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Sion lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Sion life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Sion in 1956 was 31, and 79 in 2004.

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