Mahon Family History

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Mahon Name Meaning

Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Mathghamhna (see Mahoney). Irish: variant of Mahan and Mohan. French: habitational name from Mahon in Gironde.

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

Similar surnames: Mahan, Malon, Mason, Macon, Mazon, Maron, Mahony, Mabon, Mahone

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Mahon Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Mahon name?

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

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  • Ireland & Scotland


  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Italy


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Mahon Family Origin

Where is the Mahon family from?

Mahon Family Occupations

What did your Mahon ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Mahon family was Farming. The most common Mahon occupation in the USA was Farmer. 18% of Mahon's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Mahon.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farming


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

Mahon Historical Records

What Mahon family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 181,000 census records available for the last name Mahon. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mahon 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 38,000 immigration records available for the last name Mahon. 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 25,000 military records available for the last name Mahon. For the veterans among your Mahon ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Mahon Life Expectancy

What is the average Mahon lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Mahon life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Mahon in 1941 was 39, and 74 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Mahon 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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