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Multiple Origins for the Surname Léon



Léon Early Origins



The surname Léon 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.

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Léon Spelling Variations


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Léon Spelling Variations



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

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Léon Early History


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Léon Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Léon 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 Léon History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Léon Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Léon Early Notables (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...

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

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Léon Settlers in United States in the 16th Century

  • Cristobal Leon, who arrived in Peru in 1537
  • Hernardo de Leon, his wife Maria Fernandez and their four children, who arrived in Peru in 1570
  • Francisco De Leon, his wife Ana Lopez and their two children, who arrived in New Spain in 1577
  • Bernardino Leon, who arrived in Chile in 1577

Léon Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Anthony Leon, aged 26, arrived in New York in 1649

Léon Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Antonio Leon, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1803
  • Juan Leon, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1803
  • Patrick Leon, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1811
  • Pedro De Leon, who arrived in America in 1812
  • Alonso De Leon, who arrived in America in 1813
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Léon Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Mr. James Leon, aged 40 who emigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "James Moran" departing from the port of Liverpool, England but died on Grosse Isle in July 1847 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 39)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Léon (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Léon (post 1700)



  • William L. Leon, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1972
  • Pilar Leon Jr., American Democrat politician, Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives 40th District, 1976
  • Paul S. Leon, American politician, Mayor of Ontario, California; Elected 2010
  • Pamela Leon, American politician, Candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1972
  • John F. Leon (1910-1987), American politician, Member of Illinois State House of Representatives, 1959-67; Delegate to Illinois State Constitutional Convention 14th District, 1969-70
  • Jason Leon, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Oregon, 2004
  • Gersam Leon, American politician, U.S. Consular Agent in Bayonne, 1862-76
  • David Leon, American politician, U.S. Vice Consul in Curaçao, 1874
  • D. H. Leon, American politician, Socialist Workers Candidate for Presidential Elector for Iowa, 1972
  • Christine L. Leon, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 1980
  • ... (Another 18 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations



  1. ^ Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 39)

Other References

  1. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  2. Domínguez, C. Hispano de Apellidos y Blasones. 4 Vols. 2001. Print.
  3. García Carraffa, Alberto and Arturo. Diccionario Heráldico y Genealógico de Apellidos Españoles y Americanos 88 Volumes. Madrid: A. Marzo. Print.
  4. Chronological list of passengers to Spanish America (including Florida and Louisiana, 1538-1559). From documents in the "Indian Archives". Sevilla. Print.
  5. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  6. Archivo General De Indias, Sevilla. Catalogo de Pasajeros a Indias durante los Siglos XVI, XVII y XVIII Edited by the docents of the General Indian Archives under the Director of the Archives, Don Cristobal Bermudez Plata 3 Volumes - Volume 1 1509-1534. Sevilla, Spain: Imprenta de la Gavidia, 1940. Print.
  7. Diez, Ma Del Carmen Galbis. Catalogo de Pasajeros a Indias Durante los siglos XVI, XVII y XVIII Archivo General de Indias Sevilla Volume 6. Murcia, Spain: Ministerio de Cultura, 1986. Print.
  8. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-209).
  9. Atienza, Julio De Atienza. Español: Diccionario Heraldico De Apellidos Españoles Y De Titulos Nobiliarios. Madrid: Aguilar, 1959. Print.
  10. Colletta, John P. They Came in Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
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The Léon Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Léon 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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