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Lyon Family History

Lyon Name Meaning
Scottish, English and French: from Old French, Middle English lion (Latin leo, genitive leonis), hence a nickname for a fierce or brave warrior, or a habitational name for someone living at a house distinguished by the sign of a lion.Scottish, English, French, and Dutch: habitational name from the city of Lyon in south central France (English name: Lyons), or from the smaller Lyons-la-Forêt in Eure, Normandy. The name of the former is recorded in the 1st century bc as Lugdunum and is from the name of a Celtic god Lug (or this as a personal name, from a word meaning ‘brightness’) + dunon ‘hill fort’.Scottish and English: from the name Leo(n) (from Latin leo ‘lion’, or the cognate Greek leon), borne by numerous early martyrs and thirteen popes.Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Laighin (see Lane 2).

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

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Name Distribution of Lyon Families

  • Number of Lyon families
     424 - 846
     142 - 423
     1 - 141
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Lyon families
     939 - 1,875
     314 - 938
     1 - 313
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Lyon families
     258 - 514
     87 - 257
     1 - 86
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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