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Our Lyons Family Surname

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 Recorded as Leo, Leon, Lion, Lyon and Lyons, this is usually an English, sometimes Scottish or Irish surname, although in most cases is ultimately of early French origins. Introduced into the British Isles after the Norman Conquest of 1066, it has a number of possible sources. Firstly, it may be a locational name from either the town of Lyons, in central France, recorded in the 1st Century B.C.

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