Deleon History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Deleon family

The surname Deleon was first found in Leon, where the name originated in Visigothic times. One of the first records of the surname was Moses de León (c. 1250-1305), a Spanish rabbi and Kabbalist who is thought of as the composer or redactor of the Zohar. And much later, most people know of Juan Ponce de León (1474-1521), the Spanish explorer and conquistador and his association with the legend of the Fountain of Youth.

Early History of the Deleon family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Deleon research. Another 167 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1509, 1590, 1549, 1533, 1608, 1474, 1521, 1524, 1591, 1520, 1584, 1527, 1591, 1602, 1658, 1610, 1687, 1749 and 1830 are included under the topic Early Deleon History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Deleon Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Leon, Leoni, Leone, Leonelli, Leonetti, Leonie and many more.

Early Notables of the Deleon family (pre 1700)

Prominent among members of the family was Pompeo Leoni of Madrid; Juan Ponce de León (1474-1521), Spanish explorer, 1st Governor of Puerto Rico, best associated with the legend of the Fountain of Youth; Juan Ponce de León II, (1524-1591), the 1st Puerto Rican to become acting governor of Puerto Rico; Pedro Ponce de Leon (1520-1584) a Spanish Benedictine monk who is...
Another 61 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Deleon Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Deleon Ranking

In the United States, the name Deleon is the 589th most popular surname with an estimated 49,740 people with that name. [1]


United States Deleon migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Deleon Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Abraham Deleon, who landed in Georgia in 1741 [2]
Deleon Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Alonso DeLeon, who arrived in Rio de la Plata in 1835 [2]
  • Bartolome DeLeon, who arrived in Rio de la Plata in 1835 [2]
  • Diego DeLeon, who arrived in Rio de la Plata in 1835 [2]
  • Hernando DeLeon, who landed in Veragua in 1835 [2]
  • Lucas DeLeon, who landed in Rio de la Plata in 1835 [2]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

West Indies Deleon migration to West Indies +

The British first settled the British West Indies around 1604. They made many attempts but failed in some to establish settlements on the Islands including Saint Lucia and Grenada. By 1627 they had managed to establish settlements on St. Kitts (St. Christopher) and Barbados, but by 1641 the Spanish had moved in and destroyed some of these including those at Providence Island. The British continued to expand the settlements including setting the First Federation in the British West Indies by 1674; some of the islands include Barbados, Bermuda, Cayman Island, Turks and Caicos, Jamaica and Belize then known as British Honduras. By the 1960's many of the islands became independent after the West Indies Federation which existed from 1958 to 1962 failed due to internal political conflicts. After this a number of Eastern Caribbean islands formed a free association. [3]
Deleon Settlers in West Indies in the 19th Century
  • Felipe DeLeon, who arrived in Dominican Republic in 1835 [2]
  • Francisca DeLeon, who landed in Dominican Republic in 1836 [2]
  • Antonio DeLeon, who arrived in Dominican Republic in 1836 [2]
  • Andres DeLeon, who landed in Dominican Republic in 1838 [2]
  • Gutierre DeLeon, who arrived in Dominican Republic in 1838 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Deleon (post 1700) +

  • Millie DeLeon (1873-1922), stage name of American burlesque dancer Millie Lawrence
  • Walter DeLeon (1884-1947), American screenwriter who wrote for 66 films between 1912 and 1953
  • Alexander Michael DeLeon (b. 1989), American songwriter and lead singer for the Las Vegas pop rock band, The Cab
  • Jack DeLeon (1924-2006), American actor, best known for his role as Marty Morrison on the television series Barney Miller from 1975 to 1982
  • Nicholas Lee "Nick" DeLeon (b. 1990), American soccer player
  • Idalis DeLeón (b. 1966), American actress, singer, and television host
  • Carlos De Leon (b. 1959), nicknamed Sugar De Leon, a Puerto Rican former boxer
  • Daniel De Leon (1852-1914), American, born in Curaçao, socialist and founder of the Industrial Workers of the World
  • Linda DeLeon, American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1996 [4]
  • Frances Granada DeLeon, American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 2004 [4]
  • ... (Another 8 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


  1. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  2. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  3. ^ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_West_Indies
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 22) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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