Onion Name Meaning

Welsh: variant of Eynon. English: metonymic occupational name for an onion grower or seller, from Old French oignon ‘onion’.

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

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Onion Family Origin

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Onion Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    50%
  • Farmer Son

    25%
  • School Teacher

    25%

In 1881, Farmer and Farmer Son were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Onion. The most common Onion occupation in Canada was Farmer. 50% of Onion's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Onion family was School Teacher.

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Between 1959 and 2004, Onion life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1975, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Onion in 1959 was 53, and 88 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Onion

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