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Origins of the Lyon surname

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About the Lyons

We have a total number of 76560 records for people with the last name Lyon.

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Where do most Lyons live?

In 1921, most Lyons lived in London.


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Interesting facts about Lyons

How common is your surname?

701st most common surname in the UK

We have 59,600 records for the Lyon surname. The oldest one dates back to 1100.

Who were Lyons most likely to marry?

Smiths

&

Joneses

Our Marriage record sets tell us which families married Lyons.

What are the most common Lyon first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

Our birth record sets tell us the names of Lyon family members

Common jobs for Lyons

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Lyons in 1921
Dressmaker

317

Living On Own Means

175

Domestic Servant

162

House Servant

124

Laundress

124

Common Male occupations for Lyons in 1921
Coal Miner

251

Farmer

215

Agricultural Labourer

209

Carter

204

Tailor

195

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