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Find more Lyon relatives and grow your tree by exploring billions of historical records. Taken every decade since 1790, the U.S. Federal Census can tell you a lot about your family. For example, from 1930 to 1940 there were 2,388 less people named Lyon in the United States — and some of them are likely related to you.

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What if you had a window into the history of your family? With historical records, you do. From home life to career, records help bring your relatives' experiences into focus. There were 18,702 people named Lyon in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 13% less people named Lyon in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 16,314 people named Lyon were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 4,276 were children
  • On average men worked 43 hours a week
  • They typically took 8 weeks of vacation a year
  • 2,145 owned their homes, valued on average at $4,076

Learn where they came from and where they went.

As Lyon families continued to grow, they left more tracks on the map:

  • They most commonly lived in North Carolina
  • Most immigrants originated from England
  • The most common mother tongue was Swedish
  • 934 were born in foreign countries