Yes I have this family in my data base. Mattheus and his wife had 5 children. Which one are you descended from? According to my records, this family was known as Yarion in Pennsylvania. Mattheus came to this country in 1732.
I have his ancestry back to the middle 1500's. How may I help you?
The name Irion originated in the area of Talheim, Germany. From 1550, the time of the earliest churchbooks, the name had a number of spellings and changed each time the priest of the parish changed (the only literate one around). After the Thirty Years war, about 1660, the parish priest spelled the name Irion and it stuck. Every branch of the family traceable returns to this origin. What the original spelling might have been is unknown. While I have speculated on a number of origins, there is absolutely no proof of any of them. A German book of lexicography will tell you that the name came from Saint Gerion, but the local people say that this saint was not known in the area of Southern Germany. You will not find an origin outside of Germany. If you do, please let me know. I have been working on the family for over thirty years.