Union Family History

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Union Name Meaning

English: probably a variant spelling of Onion.

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

Similar surnames: Onion, Noon, Ion, Wion, Lundon, Manion, Bunton, Tunison, Dunson

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Union Family Origin

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Union Family Occupations

What did your Union ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Union occupation in the USA was Farmer. 25% of Union's were Farmers. Farmer, Farm Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Union. A less common occupation for the Union family was Laborer.

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  • Farmer

  • Farm Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer


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

Union Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 15,000 census records available for the last name Union. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Union 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 869 immigration records available for the last name Union. 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 28,000 military records available for the last name Union. For the veterans among your Union ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Union Life Expectancy

What is the average Union lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Union life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Union in 1957 was 37, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Union

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Union 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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