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Yon Name Meaning

French: from the old personal name Yon from Latin Ionis popularized by a 3rd-century Christian saint from Athens who evangelized Châtres (present-day Arpajon) where he was martyred. Compare Yaun . Altered form of Yohn a surname of German origin. Altered form of French Guyon reflecting the specific former French Canadian pronunciation of the initial G- followed by a vowel. Compare Yeon 2 and Young Cambodian: written យុន of Chinese origin from 尹 see Yin Korean (Yŏn): written 연 in Chinese characters 延 meaning ‘delay’. There are three Chinese characters for the surname Yŏn but only one of which occurs frequently enough to be treated here. Some sources indicate that there are thirty Yŏn clans but they all seem to be descended from the Hapsan Yŏn clan whose founding ancestor Yŏn Su-ch’ang migrated to the Koryŏ kingdom after escorting a princess to the Koryŏ court. The king (probably King Ch’ungyŏl 1274–1308) gave him some land in the Hapsan area and so began the Hapsan Yŏn clan. The surname can be found throughout the peninsula but it is most common in Ch’ungch’ŏng North province. Compare Yeon Chinese: variant Romanization of the surname 楊 see Yang 7: Chinese: variant Romanization of the surnames 容 and 榮 see Rong 2 and

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Son, Yoh, Yong, Yun, Yan, Don, Kwon, Bon, Yin, You

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You can see how Yon families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Yon family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Yon families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 3 Yon families living in Lancashire. This was about 60% of all the recorded Yon's in United Kingdom. Lancashire had the highest population of Yon families in 1891.
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What did your Yon ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Laborer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Yon. 28% of Yon men worked as a Laborer and 12% of Yon women worked as a Laborer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Yon were Salesman and Seamstress. .

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Proprietor
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Cook
  • Teacher
  • Seamstress
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Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Yon life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Yon in 1956 was 48, and 75 in 2004.

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