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Lyons Family History

Lyons Name Meaning
English: variant of Lyon 3.Irish: variant of Lyon 4.

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

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640,278 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
88,560 Military Records
78,258 Immigration Records
547,212 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Lyons Families

  • Number of Lyons families
     945 - 1,888
     316 - 944
     1 - 315
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Lyons families
     904 - 1,806
     302 - 903
     1 - 301
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Lyons families
     162 - 322
     55 - 161
     1 - 54
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Lyons Family Origin

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Lyons Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Lyons

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family.

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Lyons Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Lyons census records

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Lyons Civil War Service Records

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