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Zion Family History

Zion Surname Meaning

Jewish: artificial name from Hebrew tsion ‘(Mount) Zion’ the hill in Jerusalem on which the city of David was built or from the male personal name derived from the name of the hill. Compare Sion .

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

Similar surnames: Gion, Sion, Wion, Leon, Wien, Zinn, Biron, Ion, Thon, Dion

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Where is the Zion family from?

You can see how Zion families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Zion family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Zion families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there was 1 Zion family living in Lancashire. This was 100% of all the recorded Zion's in United Kingdom. Lancashire had the highest population of Zion families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Zion surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Zion ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Zion. 16% of Zion men worked as a Salesman and 19% of Zion women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Zion were Truck Driver and Secretary. .

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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

  • Salesman
  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Bookkeeper
  • Clerk
  • Secretary
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Zion. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Zion 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Zion. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Zion. For the veterans among your Zion ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Zion lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Zion life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Zion in 1948 was 50, and 82 in 2004.

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