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  • Abraham de Lyon (1702 - 1761)
    A winegrower, he fled Portugal to London to escape the Inquisition; 1733 emigrated with his family (including his father-in-law) to Savannah, as one of the first jewish settlers there and set up one of...
  • Saint Irenaeus (c.130 - c.202)
    Notes Deuxième évêque de Lyon au IIe siècle entre 177 et 202. Vénéré comme saint , il est fêté le 28 juin dans l' Église catholique et le 23 août dans l'Église orthodoxe. Disciple de saint Poly...
  • John de Lyon, Sr, Baron of Warkworth (c.1268 - 1312)
    concerns This John resembles John de Lyon, Sr, Baron of Warkworth (his wife's other husband). Are they supposed to be the same person? Further research is warranted. comments Surname has also bee...
  • John de Lyon, II (lll) of Warkworth (1289 - 1371)
    concerns According to Visitation (Rutland, 1618-9, Durant) and/or Commoners (volume 1, "Cassan of Sheffield", page 651, "Families of St. Liz and Sheffield"), this Sir John should not be confused with...
  • Sacerdos, Bishop of Lyon (c.487 - 551)
    Saint Sacerdos (Sardot or Serdot) of Lyon (487 – September 12, 551) is a French saint whose Feast Day is September 12. He was Archbishop of Lyon, France from 544 to September 12, 551. He was the son of...

About the De Lyon surname


From an unidentiified source:

Although Sir Iain Moncreiffe of that Ilk, perhaps the greatest herald genealogist, believed that his family were of Celtic origin and descended from a younger son of the Lamonts, the generally accepted view is that they descended from a French family called de Leon, who came north with Edgar, son of Malcolm II, at the end of the eleventh century to fight against his uncle, Donald Bane, the usurper of the throne. Edgar was triumphant, and de Leon received lands in Perthshire which were later called Glen Lyon.  Roger de Leonne witnessed a charter of Edgar to the Abbey at Dunfermline in 1105.

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