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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?

Smiths

&

Johnsons

Our Marriage record sets tell us which families married Lyonses.

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
Dressmaker

205

Charwoman

192

Laundress

167

Tailoress

165

Domestic Servant

154

Common Male occupations for Lyonses in 1921
General Labourer

448

Tailor

254

Coal Miner

212

Semiskilled Chauffeurs And Drivers

179

Dock Labourer

159

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