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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.

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


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Deleon research. Another 333 words (24 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.

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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...

Another 71 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Deleon Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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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

Deleon Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Alonso DeLeon, who arrived in Rio de la Plata in 1835
  • Bartolome DeLeon, who arrived in Rio de la Plata in 1835
  • Diego DeLeon, who arrived in Rio de la Plata in 1835
  • Felipe DeLeon, who arrived in Dominican Republic in 1835
  • Hernando DeLeon, who landed in Veragua in 1835
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  • 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
  • Steve DeLeon, American Democrat politician, Candidate in primary for Texas State House of Representatives 90th District, 1996
  • Linda DeLeon, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1996
  • Frances Granada DeLeon, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 2004
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    Other References

    1. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Heraldic Patronimica Española Y Sus Patronimicos Compuestos. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1976. Print.
    2. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-209).
    3. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    4. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    5. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    6. García Carraffa, Alberto and Arturo. Diccionario Heráldico y Genealógico de Apellidos Españoles y Americanos 88 Volumes. Madrid: A. Marzo. Print.
    7. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    8. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    9. Atienza, Julio De Atienza. Español: Diccionario Heraldico De Apellidos Españoles Y De Titulos Nobiliarios. Madrid: Aguilar, 1959. Print.
    10. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
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    The Deleon Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Deleon Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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