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Origins of the Lyons surname

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About the Lyonses

We have a total number of 130997 records for people with the last name Lyons.

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Where do most Lyonses live?

In 1921, most Lyonses lived in London.

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Interesting facts about Lyonses

How common is your surname?

569th most common surname in the UK

We have 62,900 records for the Lyons surname. The oldest one dates back to 1538.

Who were Lyonses most likely to marry?




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What are the most common Lyons first names?

  • John
  • James
  • Mary
  • Margaret

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Common jobs for Lyonses

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

Common Female occupations for Lyonses in 1921








Domestic Servant


Common Male occupations for Lyonses in 1921
General Labourer




Coal Miner


Semiskilled Chauffeurs And Drivers


Dock Labourer


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