Dion Family History

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Dion Name Meaning

French: habitational name from any of various places called Dion(s) and Dionne, all apparently derived from a Gaulish element divon- ‘(sacred) spring’. Compare Dee 3.

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

Similar surnames: Don, Lion, Rion, Deon, Gion, Sion, Heon, Wion, Dizon, Zion

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Dion Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Dion name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Dion. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • France


  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Dion Family Origin

Where is the Dion family from?

Dion Family Occupations

What did your Dion ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Dion occupation in the USA was Farmer. 15% of Dion's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Dion family was Works In Cotton Mill. Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dion.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter

  • Works In Cotton Mill


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Dion ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Dion Historical Records

What Dion family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 93,000 census records available for the last name Dion. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dion 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Dion. 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 Card

There are 8,000 military records available for the last name Dion. For the veterans among your Dion ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Dion Life Expectancy

What is the average Dion lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Dion life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Dion in 1943 was 37, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Dion

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Dion ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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