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On Family History

On Name Meaning

Vietnamese: unexplained. Chinese : variant of An 1.

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


Similar surnames: Ong, Don, Un, Ou, Hon, O, Mon, Pon, Oen, Son

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Where is the On family from?

You can see how On families moved over time by selecting different census years. The On family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most On families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 9 On families living in Gloucestershire. This was about 90% of all the recorded On's in United Kingdom. Gloucestershire had the highest population of On families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the On surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your On ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Carpenter joiner and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named On. 100% of On men worked as a Carpenter joiner and 92% of On women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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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 1939

  • Carpenter joiner
    100%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    92%
  • Housemaid
    8%
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Census Records

There are 19,000 census records available for the last name On. Like a window into their day-to-day life, On 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 11,000 immigration records available for the last name On. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 4,000 military records available for the last name On. For the veterans among your On ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average On lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, On life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1996, and highest in 1980. The average life expectancy for On in 1963 was 76, and 77 in 2004.

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