× Home
×

Family Crest and History Search
House of Names
FREE SHIPPING on orders of $85 or more
An excerpt from www.HouseOfNames.com archives copyright © 2000 - 2017

Origins Available: French, Italian, Spanish



Multiple Origins for the Surname Leon



Leon Early Origins



The surname Leon 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.

Close

Leon Spelling Variations


Expand

Leon Spelling Variations



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

Close

Leon Early History


Expand

Leon Early History



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

Close

Leon Early Notables (pre 1700)


Expand

Leon 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 Leon Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Close

The Great Migration


Expand

The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Leon 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

Leon Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

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

Leon 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.)

Leon 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)

Close

Contemporary Notables of the name Leon (post 1700)


Expand

Contemporary Notables of the name Leon (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.)

Close

Suggested Readings for the name Leon


Expand

Suggested Readings for the name Leon



  • The Empresario Don Martin de Leon (also Leon) by Arthur B.J. Hammett.

Close

Leon Family Crest Products


Expand

Leon Family Crest Products




Close

See Also


Expand

See Also




Close

Citations


Expand

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. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  2. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  3. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Caballeros de La Orden de Santiago Siglo XVIII. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1996. Print.
  4. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  5. Carr, Raymond. Spain, 1808-1975. 2nd Ed. . Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1982. Print. (ISBN 978-0198221272).
  6. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  7. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  8. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
  9. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
  10. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  11. ...

The Leon Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Leon 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.

This page was last modified on 9 January 2017 at 09:15.

Sign Up

  


FREE SHIPPING on orders of $85 or more
House of Names on Facebook
Follow Houseofnames on Twitter
Houseofnames on Pinterest