Surnames/tags: Scottish_Clans Lyon
Welcome to Clan Lyon
Clan Lyon is a Scottish clan associated with the lands of Glen Lyon in Perthshire, Scotland.
Origin of the name: Leon, Normandy, France. Although Sir Iain Moncreiffe, perhaps the greatest herald genealogist, believed 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 III, 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.
|Clan Lyon Team|
|Team Members||Darlene Niehaus|
The focus of this team's work is to identify, improve and maintain profiles associated with the Lairds and Chiefs of Clan Lyon together with members bearing the name Lyon, the related families and those recognised as septs of Clan Lyon.
Team To Do List
This list will be developed by the Team. If you are working on a specific task, please list it here:
- promoting the entries of those bearing the name Lyon on Wikitree.
- ensuring entries appearing on Wikitree are as accurate as possible, correcting mistakes once spotted.
- encouraging interest in and study of Clan Lyon.
Other Names Associated with the Clan
Clan Research and Free Space Pages
Image Credits and Acknowledgements
Information below this line should be summarized and incorporated into the team page. Detailed information should be moved to additional Clan pages.
Clan Chief: Simon Patrick Bowes-Lyon, 19th and 6th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne, previously styled Lord Glamis. Succeeded his father in 2016.
Crest: Within a garland of bay leaves, a lady from the middle richly attired, holding in her dexter hand a thistle all Proper (in allusion to the alliance of Sir John Lyon with Princess Jean, daughter of King Robert II).
Motto: In Te Domine Speravi (In thee o Lord have I put my trust)
- Region: Lowlands
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Gaelic name: Liobhunn
Lyon Castles: Glamis Castle
Septs: Lion(s), Lyon, Lyons, Lehane Lehan
Rival Clans: Clan Lindsay
Names associated with the clan:
|Clan Name||Crest Badge|| Bowes-Lyon
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Earls of Strathmore and Kinghorne.
- 1606–1615 – Patrick Lyon, 1st Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne
- 1615–1646 – John Lyon, 2nd Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne
- 1646–1695 – Patrick Lyon, 3rd Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne
- 1695–1712 – John Lyon, 4th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne
- 1712–1715 – John Lyon, 5th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne
- 1695–1712 – Charles Lyon, 6th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne
- 1728–1735 – James Lyon, 7th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne
- 1735–1753 – Thomas Lyon, 8th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne
- 1753–1776 – John Bowes, 9th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne
- 1776–1820 – John Lyon-Bowes, 10th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne
- 1820–1846 – Thomas Lyon-Bowes, 11th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne
- 1846–1865 – Thomas Lyon-Bowes, 12th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne
- 1865–1904 – Claude Bowes-Lyon, 13th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne
- 1904–1944 – Rt Hon Claude George Bowes-Lyon, KG, KT, GCVO, TD, 14th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne
- 1944–1949 – Rt Hon Patrick Bowes-Lyon, 15th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne
- 1949–1972 – Timothy Patrick Bowes-Lyon, 16th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne
- 1972–1987 – Rt Hon Fergus Michael Claude Bowes-Lyon, 17th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne
- 1987-2016 – Rt Hon Michael Fergus Bowes-Lyon, DL, 18th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne
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