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Léone History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


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The distinguished surname Léone originated in an area of Italy, known as the Papal States. Although people were originally known only by a single name, it became necessary for people to adapt a second name to identify themselves as populations grew and travel became more frequent. The process of adopting fixed hereditary surnames was not complete until the modern era, but the use of hereditary family names in Italy began in the 10th and 11th centuries. Italian hereditary surnames were developed according to fairly general principles and they are characterized by a profusion of derivatives coined from given names. The most traditional type of family name found in the region of the Papal States is the patronymic surname, which is derived from the father's given name. During the Middle Ages, Italians adopted the patronymic system of name-making because it perfectly complemented the prevailing Feudal System. In Italy the popularity of patronymic type of surname is also due to the fact that during the Christian era, people often named their children after saints and biblical figures. The surname Léone came from the given name Leoni which comes from the Latin Leo or Leonios, which means lion-like.

Early Origins of the Léone family


The surname Léone was first found in 1130, when Giovanni-Antonio Leoncilli owned much land around Spoleto.

Early History of the Léone family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Léone research. More information is included under the topic Early Léone History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Léone Spelling Variations


In comparison with other European surnames, Italian surnames have a surprising number of forms. They reflect the regional variations and the many dialects of the Italian language, each with its own distinctive features. For example, in Northern Italy the typical Italian surname suffix is "i", whereas in Southern Italy it is "o". Additionally, spelling changes frequently occurred because medieval scribes and church officials often spelled names as they sounded rather than according to any specific spelling rules. The spelling variations in the name Léone include Leoni, Leone, Leon, Lioni, Lione, Lion, Liuni, Leo, Lio, De Leone, De Leonibus, De Leo, Di Leo, Leonelli, Leonello, Leoncilli, Lionelli, Lionello, Leonetti, Lionetti, Leoncini, Leoncino, Leonotti and many more.

Early Notables of the Léone family (pre 1700)


Prominent among members of the family was Bussadi Leoni, a noblewoman in Rome during the 15th century who married at age 12 and was known for her piety and charity. In 1425 she founded the Congregation of Women for Promoting Charitable Works. Domenico Leonessa of Naples became the Archbishop of Rossano...
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Migration of the Léone family to the New World and Oceana


Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Léone or a variant listed above:

Léone Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Charles Leone, who settled in Baltimore in 1807
  • Gaspard Leone, who arrived in Baltimore in 1810
  • Poll Leone, who settled in Texas in 1835
  • Paul Leone, who settled in Texas in 1835
  • Pablo Leone, who settled in Texas in 1835
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Léone Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Jerry Leone, who settled in New York in 1904
  • Ralph Leone, who settled in New York sometime between 1884 and 1925
  • Louis Leone, who settled in Illinois in 1939

Contemporary Notables of the name Léone (post 1700)


  • Lucile Petry Leone (1902-1999), American nurse, founding director of the Cadet Nurse Corps in 1943
  • Tracey Leone (b. 1967), Tracey Leone born 1967 is a retired American soccer midfielder
  • Justin Paul Leone (b. 1977), American professional baseball third baseman
  • Dominique Leone, American musician and writer
  • Nathan Daniel Leone, the American lead singer of rock band Madina Lake
  • Matthew Jon Leone, the American bassist of rock band Madina Lake
  • Peter Leone, American equestrian rider
  • Rocco Leone, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1916 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 3) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Joseph A. Leone, American politician, Mayor of Billings, Montana, 1972-77 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 3) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Frank B. Leone, American politician, Mayor of Dunbar, West Virginia, 1978-89 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 3) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • ... (Another 16 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 3) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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