Lion Family History

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Lion Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Lyon 1–3. French: variant of Lyon 1. French: habitational name from places in Calvados, Loire, and Meuse named with Lion.

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

Similar surnames: Leon, Lyon, Lien, Wion, Linn, Ligon, Limon, Lio, Sion, Lin

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Lion Family Origin

Where is the Lion family from?

Lion Family Occupations

What did your Lion ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Lion family was Conducteur. The most common Lion occupation in Canada was Cultivateur. 33% of Lion's were Cultivateurs. Cultivateur, Bar Keeper and Butcher were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Lion.

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  • Cultivateur

  • Bar Keeper

  • Butcher

  • Conducteur


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

Lion Historical Records

What Lion family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Lion. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lion 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Lion. 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 18,000 military records available for the last name Lion. For the veterans among your Lion ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Lion Life Expectancy

What is the average Lion lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Lion life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Lion in 1953 was 23, and 87 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Lion

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Lion 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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