Ion Name Meaning

Romanian: from the personal name Ion (see John). English: probably a variant of John.

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

Similar surnames: Don, Mon, Son, Wion, Yon, Sion, Lion, Ison, Ron, Bon

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Ion Family Origin

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Ion Family Occupations

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In 1880, the most common Ion occupation in the USA was Farmer. 56% of Ion's were Farmers. Farmer, Clerk In Grocery and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ion. A less common occupation for the Ion family was Laborer.

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  • Farmer

  • Clerk In Grocery

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer


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Ion Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

There are 862 immigration records available for the last name Ion. 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 750 military records available for the last name Ion. For the veterans among your Ion ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ion Life Expectancy

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Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Ion life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1980, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Ion in 1962 was 72, and 57 in 2004.

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