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Union Name Meaning

English:: sometimes a variant of Unwin . variant of Onion (though this too may be for Unwin).

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


Similar surnames: Onion, Noon, Ion, Wion, Lundon, Manion, Bunton, Tunison, Dunson

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Where is the Union family from?

You can see how Union families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Union family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Union families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 4 Union families living in Nova Scotia. This was about 33% of all the recorded Union's in Canada. Nova Scotia had the highest population of Union families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Union surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Union ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Seamstress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Union. 29% of Union men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Union women worked as a Seamstress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Union were Salesman and Saleslady. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    29%
  • Laborer
    25%
  • Machinist
    13%
  • Salesman
    10%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Seamstress
    50%
  • Saleslady
    50%
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What Union family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 15,000 census records available for the last name Union. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Union 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 869 immigration records available for the last name Union. 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 28,000 military records available for the last name Union. For the veterans among your Union ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Union lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Union life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Union in 1957 was 37, and 72 in 2004.

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