Zion Family History

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Zion Name Meaning

Jewish: ornamental 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 mount.

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


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

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Zion Family Origin

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Zion Family 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 US 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 Salesman

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Salesman
    16%
  • Farmer
    13%
  • Laborer
    12%
  • Truck Driver
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    19%
  • Bookkeeper
    14%
  • Clerk
    11%
  • Salesman
    8%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Zion Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Zion Life Expectancy

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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