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Ponce de leon History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms




Early Origins of the Ponce de leon family


The surname Ponce de 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.

Early History of the Ponce de leon family


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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 Ponce de leon History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Ponce de leon Spelling Variations


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

Early Notables of the Ponce de leon 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...
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Migration of the Ponce de leon family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Ponce de leon Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Ricardo Ponce de Leon, aged 50, who landed in America, in 1893
  • W. Ponce de Leon, aged 56, who emigrated to the United States, in 1893

Ponce de leon Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Leon Ponce de Leon, aged 40, who landed in America from Santiago, in 1905
  • Pilar Ponce de Leon, aged 40, who landed in America from Escotado, Cuba, in 1909
  • Antonia Ponce de Leon, aged 60, who settled in America from Havana, Cuba, in 1909
  • Dolores Ponce de Leon, aged 22, who landed in America from Barcelona, Spain, in 1910
  • Pilar Ponce de Leon, aged 40, who emigrated to America from Havana, Cuba, in 1910
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Contemporary Notables of the name Ponce de leon (post 1700)


  • Diego de Alvear y Ponce de León (1749-1830), Spanish military commander and politician
  • Daniel Ponce de León (b. 1980), Mexican boxer
  • Patricio Ponce de León (1919-2010), Cuban mycologist
  • Fernando Ponce de León (1917-1998), Colombian writer

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