On Name Meaning

Vietnamese: unexplained. Chinese : variant of An 1.

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

Similar surnames: Ong, Don, Un, Ou, Hon, O, Mon, Pon, Oen, Son

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On Family Origin

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On Family Occupations

What did your On ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Gold Miner, Laborer and Manager Laundry were the top 3 reported jobs worked by On. A less common occupation for the On family was Placer Miner. The most common On occupation in the USA was Gold Miner. 17% of On's were Gold Miners.

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  • Gold Miner

  • Laborer

  • Manager Laundry

  • Placer Miner


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On Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 19,000 census records available for the last name On. Like a window into their day-to-day life, On 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 11,000 immigration records available for the last name On. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name On. For the veterans among your On ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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On Life Expectancy

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Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, On life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1996, and highest in 1980. The average life expectancy for On in 1963 was 76, and 77 in 2004.

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