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Tallon Family History

Tallon Name Meaning

English and Irish (of Norman origin), and French: from a Germanic personal name derived from tal ‘destroy’, either as a short form of a compound name with this first element (compare Talbot) or as an independent byname. English and Irish (of Norman origin), and French: metonymic nickname for a swift runner or for someone with a deformed heel, from Old French talon ‘heel’ (a diminutive of tal, Latin talus). Spanish (Tallón): either a Spanish variant of Catalan Talló (see Tallo) or a habitational name from any of the places in A Coruña, Ourense, and Pontevedra provinces called Tallón.

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


Similar surnames: Dillon, Tallo, Ballon, Dalton, Talton, Ballin, Salmon, Falcon, Callow

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Where is the Tallon family from?

You can see how Tallon families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Tallon family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Tallon families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 49 Tallon families living in Ontario. This was about 44% of all the recorded Tallon's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Tallon families in 1911.
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What did your Tallon ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Tallon. 35% of Tallon men worked as a Farmer.

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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
    35%
  • Labourer
    31%
  • Laborer
    12%
  • Machinist
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Stenographer
    100%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Tallon. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Tallon. For the veterans among your Tallon ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Tallon lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Tallon life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Tallon in 1943 was 51, and 74 in 2004.

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