My father (James Ion) and I were researching our family name ION but stopped when he sadly passed away in 1998.
I an now returning to the task he started and would be grateful if you could spare a few minutes to provide us with information relating to your immediate and past family connections in order that I might be able to connect your branch of the family name to those branches we had already found. I can send (via email), a diagram of the tree discovered so far to those who are interested.
You should note that all the IONs in the tree to date were born in the North of England in an area stretching from mid-Lancashire, particularly in the Burnley region through to Cumberland and Westmoreland. So far, we have been able to trace the family history to approximately 1700.