Early Origins of the Leona family
The surname Leona 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.
Early History of the Leona family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Leona 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 Leona History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Leona Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Leon, Leoni, Leone, Leonelli, Leonetti, Leonie and many more.
Early Notables of the Leona family (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 Leona Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Leona family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: 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