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The region of ancient France known as Auvergne is where the name Dion was born. Dion was a name for someone who lived in Dienne in Auvergne, a medieval French province on the Massíf Central in the south central part of France.

Dion Early Origins



The surname Dion was first found in Auvergne, a historic province in south central France where this renowned family has held a family seat since ancient times.

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Dion Spelling Variations


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Dion Spelling Variations



The many different spellings of French surnames can be partially explained by the use of local dialects and by the influence of other languages during the early development of the French language. As a result of these linguistic and cultural influences, the name Dion is distinguished by a number of regional variations. The many spelling variations of the name include Dionne, de Dion, Dion, Dienne, Dione, Diones, de Dionne, de Dienne, Deonne, Dienn, Diennes, Dienes, Dyone, Dyones, Deon, Deons, Deonns, Dyons, Dyon, Dyonne, Dyonnes and many more.

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Dion Early History


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Dion Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dion research. Another 259 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1600, 1679, and 1684 are included under the topic Early Dion History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Dion Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Dion Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



French settlers came early to North American, following in the wake of the explorers, and creating New France. Quebec City, founded in 1608 by Samuel de Champlain is said to have been the first American site founded as a permanent settlement, rather than as just a commercial outpost. But emigration was slow, in 1643, 109 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 French people in Quebec, and by 1663, when the region was officially made The Royal Colony of New France, by Louis XIV, there still only around 500 settlers. Over 2,000 would arrive during the next decade. Early marriage was desperately encouraged amongst the immigrants. Youths of 18 took fourteen-year-old girls for their wives. The fur trade was developed and attracted immigrants, both noble and commoner from France. By 1675, there were around 7000 French in the colony, and by that same year the Acadian presence in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island had reached 500. In 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England and were deported to Louisiana. Despite the loss of the Colony to England, the French people flourished in Lower Canada. Among settlers to North America of the Dion surname were

Dion Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Dion who settled in Barbados 1654-1663

Dion Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Bazille Dion, who arrived in New York, NY in 1763

Dion Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Lewis Dion who settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1867
  • Louis G. Dion who settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1867
  • Paul Dion, who landed in Iroquois County, Illinois in 1884
  • Georges Dion, aged 44, who emigrated to the United States, in 1896

Dion Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Arthur Dion, aged 43, who settled in America from Paris, France, in 1905
  • Cora Dion, aged 41, who settled in America from Paris, France, in 1905
  • Arthur Dion, aged 27, who landed in America, in 1910
  • Edna Dion, aged 23, who landed in America, in 1914
  • Correa Dion, aged 28, who emigrated to the United States, in 1919
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Dion Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Angelus E. Dion, aged 34, who settled in Montreal, Canada, in 1908
  • Alfred Hector Dion, aged 28, who emigrated to Moose Jaw, Canada, in 1913
  • Alfred Dion, aged 58, who settled in Sherbrooke, Canada, in 1924

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Contemporary Notables of the name Dion (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Dion (post 1700)



  • Mark Dion (b. 1961), American fine artist
  • Royal Dion, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Hampshire, 1956, 1960
  • Henry Dion, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Montana, 1900
  • Donna J. Dion, American politician, Mayor of Biddeford, Maine, 2003
  • Alfred C. Dion, American Democrat politician, Postmaster at Putnam, Connecticut, 1968-81
  • Albert N. Dion, American politician, Delegate to New Hampshire State Constitutional Convention from Manchester 13th Ward, 1956
  • Aime A. Dion, American politician, Delegate to New Hampshire State Constitutional Convention from Manchester 11th Ward, 1956
  • Colleen Dion (b. 1964), American actress
  • Renaud Dion (b. 1978), French professional road racing cyclist
  • Stéphane Dion (b. 1955), Canadian politician, former leader of the Liberal Party of Canada, Minister of Foreign Affairs (2015-)
  • ... (Another 8 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Domine, ad adjuvandum me festina
Motto Translation: Lord, my God, assist me now


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    Other References

    1. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore. Print.
    2. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    3. Guérard, Albert Léon. France: a Modern History. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1959. Print.
    4. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
    5. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    6. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    7. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    8. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    9. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
    10. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
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    The Dion Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Dion Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 19 September 2016 at 14:18.

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