Balon Family History

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Balon Name Meaning

English: from Old French balon ‘bundle’, ‘roll’, ‘pack’, hence a nickname for a small, rotund man or possibly a metonymic occupational name for a carrier of goods and merchandise. French (Bâlon): generally regarded as a habitational name from Baalons in the Ardennes, it may however simply be from balon ‘ball’, ‘roll’ (see 1) or a derivative of Bal.

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

Similar surnames: Baron, Bacon, Malon, Baldon, Bason, Balan, Balin, Badon, Balow

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Balon Family Origin

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Balon Family Occupations

What did your Balon ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Son and Farmer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Balon. The most common Balon occupation in Canada was Son. 67% of Balon's were Sons.

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  • Son

  • Farmer


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Balon Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Balon. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Balon 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Balon. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 911 military records available for the last name Balon. For the veterans among your Balon ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Balon Life Expectancy

What is the average Balon lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Balon life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Balon in 1954 was 50, and 82 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Balon 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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