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Rion Name Meaning

French: habitational name from Rion-de-Landes in the canton of Tartas or from Rions in Gironde.

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


Similar surnames: Lion, Brion, Dion, Rio, Sion, Wion, Ron, Gion, Rios, Moon

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Where is the Rion family from?

You can see how Rion families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rion family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Rion families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 4 Rion families living in Kentucky. This was about 17% of all the recorded Rion's in the USA. Kentucky and 1 other state had the highest population of Rion families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Rion surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Rion ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Rion. 21% of Rion men worked as a Farmer and 15% of Rion women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rion were Truck Driver 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

  • Farmer
    21%
  • Laborer
    20%
  • Salesman
    11%
  • Truck Driver
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    15%
  • Housekeeper
    15%
  • Laundress
    10%
  • Saleslady
    10%
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Rion. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rion census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 969 immigration records available for the last name Rion. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Rion. For the veterans among your Rion ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Rion lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Rion life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1966, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Rion in 1962 was 50, and 61 in 2004.

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