times. One of the first records of the surname was Moses de León
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.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Leon 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 Leon History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
of this family name include: Leon, Leoni, Leone, Leonelli, Leonetti, Leonie and many more.
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.