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Where did the Scottish Olean family come from? When did the Olean family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Olean family history?The distinguished surname Olean is a proud example of one of the more noteworthy Scottish surnames. In Scotland, hereditary surnames were adopted according to fairly general rules and during the late Middle Ages, names that were derived from localities became increasingly widespread. Local names originally denoted the proprietorship of the village or estate.The Olean family originally lived in the Norman settlement of Lyons-la-Foret, before migrating to Scotland.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Lyon, Lions, Lyons and others.
First found in Norfolk, where they held a family seat from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Olean research. Another 221 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1066, 1105, 1203, 1643, 1695, 1663, 1712, 1696, 1715, 1715, 1715, 1702, 1707 and are included under the topic Early Olean History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 159 words (11 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Olean Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Olean family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 87 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: John Lyon, who came to Barbados in 1634; William Lyon, who arrived at Boston in 1635; Thomas Lyon, who was on record in Connecticut in 1647; Walter Lyon, who was banished to America in 1662.
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