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


Similar surnames: Leon, Lynn, Low, Lion, Moon, Lydon, Elton, Yon, Luton, Lio

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Lyon Family Occupations

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In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Lyon. A less common occupation for the Lyon family was Carpenter. The most common Lyon occupation in the USA was Farmer. 34% of Lyon's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    34%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Laborer

    6%
  • Carpenter

    3%

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Between 1943 and 2004, Lyon life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Lyon in 1943 was 32, and 78 in 2004.

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