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Balon Name Meaning

English: from Old French balon ‘bundle’, ‘roll’, ‘pack’, hence a nickname for a small, rotund man or possibly a metonymic occupational name for a carrier of goods and merchandise. French (Bâlon): generally regarded as a habitational name from Baalons in the Ardennes, it may however simply be from balon ‘ball’, ‘roll’ (see 1) or a derivative of Bal.

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


Similar surnames: Baron, Bacon, Malon, Baldon, Bason, Balan, Balin, Badon, Balow

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Where is the Balon family from?

You can see how Balon families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Balon family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Balon families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 2 Balon families living in New Hampshire. This was about 29% of all the recorded Balon's in the USA. New Hampshire had the highest population of Balon families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Balon surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Balon ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Balon. 30% of Balon men worked as a Laborer and 12% of Balon women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Balon were Moulder and Saleslady.

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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.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    30%
  • Farmer
    10%
  • New Worker
    8%
  • Moulder
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housework
    12%
  • Laborer
    12%
  • Waitress
    12%
  • Saleslady
    12%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Balon. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 911 military records available for the last name Balon. For the veterans among your Balon ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Balon lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Balon life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Balon in 1954 was 50, and 82 in 2004.

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