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Deon Name Meaning

French (Déon): habitational name for someone from Eon, an ancient fief in Burgundy, which gained celebrity in 18th century through the exploits of Charles de Beaumont d’Eon.

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


Similar surnames: Don, Heon, Dean, Dedon, Leon, Dion, Devon, Debo, Dehn, Delon

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Where is the Deon family from?

You can see how Deon families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Deon family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Deon families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 260 Deon families living in Nova Scotia. This was about 82% of all the recorded Deon's in Canada. Nova Scotia had the highest population of Deon families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Deon surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Deon ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Farmer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Deon. 20% of Deon men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Deon women worked as a Farmer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Deon were Cult and Modiste.

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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 1921

  • Farmer
    20%
  • Cultivateur
    11%
  • Fisherman
    7%
  • Cult
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    50%
  • Modiste
    50%
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Census Records

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Deon. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Deon 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Deon. 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 Cards

There are 769 military records available for the last name Deon. For the veterans among your Deon ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Deon lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Deon life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Deon in 1950 was 38, and 72 in 2004.

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