Leon Name Meaning

Spanish (León): habitational name from León, a city in northwestern Spain, named with Latin legio, genitive legionis ‘legion’, a division of the Roman army. In Roman times the city was the garrison of the 7th Legion, known as the Legio Gemina. The city’s name became reduced from Legion(em) to Leon(em), and in this form developed an unetymological association with the word for ‘lion’, Spanish león. Spanish: from the personal name León, from Greek leon ‘lion’ (see Lyon 2). Leon is also found as a Greek family name. Spanish: nickname for a fierce or brave warrior, from león ‘lion’. French (Léon) and English: variant of Lyon.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Lyon, Leo, Len, Leone, Lein, Lion, Leos, Lemon, Lew, Ley

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Leon Family Origin

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Leon Family Occupations

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  • Laborer

    27%
  • At School

    9%
  • Cultivateur

    6%
  • Not Given

    6%

In 1881, the most common Leon occupation in Canada was Laborer. 27% of Leon's were Laborers. Laborer, At School and Cultivateur were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Leon. A less common occupation for the Leon family was Not Given.

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Between 1946 and 2004, Leon life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Leon in 1946 was 39, and 70 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Leon

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