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Lyon/Lyons Name Study

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Surnames/tags: Lyon Lyons
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How to Join

Please contact the Study's coordinator Susan Ward Merk or post a comment at the foot of the page. If you have any questions, just ask. Thanks!

LYON One-Name-Study Template

To add a sticker to a profile, add this under the Biography: {{One Name Study|name=Lyon}}. To add a profile to the LYON Name Study, insert [[Category: Lyon Name Study]] before the Biography.

Please feel free to add the history of your particular LYON family.

Goals

This is a One Name Study to collect together in one place everything about one surname and the variants of that name. The hope is that other researchers like you will join our study to help make it a valuable reference point for people studying lines that cross or intersect.

LYON Y-DNA

R. Lyon has gotten his Y-DNA tested and it is in haplogroup R-M269 which is a subgroup of R1b, the dominant haplogroup in Western Europe and the British Isles. This would trace the Y-DNA all the way back to Daniel Lyon (1763-1854).

Please feel free to add the history of your particular LYON family.

Origin of surname LYON

The Anglo-Norman family name LYON originated in the district of the Forest of Lyons, north of the town of Lyons-la-ForĂȘt in Haute Normandie (northern France), where the family seat was the Castle of Lyons. The original surname was "de Lyons" ("of [the Forest and Castle] of Lyons"): subsequently, the "de" was removed from the name, and some branches removed the "s" from the end of the word, producing "Lyon". The English progenitors of this family were Ingelram de Lyons, Lord of Lyons, who arrived in England with the Norman Conquest, and his relation, Nicholas de Lyons, who emigrated from Normandy to England in 1080 and was granted lands at Warkworth, Northamptonshire by William of Normandy. Descendants of this family emigrated to Scotland, during the 14th-century, to Ireland, during the 15th-century, to Antigua, during the 16th-century, and to New York, during the 17th century. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lyons_(surname)

History of Lyon Family of Frontenac Co., Ontario, Canada

The LYON family of Storrington Township, Frontenac Co., Ontario, Canada had been American colonists who first settled in Connecticut then later New York but fled to CANADA after the Revolutionary War because they were United Empire Loyalists (UELs) or "Tories" who favored the English Crown and they were not treated well in the American colonies.

Daniel LYON (1763 (CT)-1854) settled in Storrington Township, Frontenac County, Ontario (near Kingston) on lands originally granted to them from the King of England. Daniel and wife Gift WATSON LYON had 6 children:

1819 Census of Loughborough, Ontario, Canada at http://www.jgkeller.ca/Loughborough_Census_1819.html; name is spelled LOYNS; wife Gift, children Nancy, Seth, Henry, Oliver, are also listed

Land petition of Daniel Lyon to Lt. Governor Francis Gore (1811) http://seiz2day.com/sbmerk/family/daniellyonpetition.html

Daniel Lyon on FamilySearch https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/2:2:3Q1L-YTB

LYON family members buried in Latimer Cemetery, Storrington Township, Frontenac County, Ontario https://tinyurl.com/y3e5bojd

Early LYON Settlers in America

  1. William Lyon, Boston, Massachusetts (1635)
  2. Richard Lyon Fairfield, Connecticut (1649)
  3. George Lyon Dorchester, Massachusetts (1661)
  4. John Lyon Dorchester, Maryland (1673)

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Members

Members of Lyon One Name Study (including those with a birth name/current name other than Lyon but have Lyons in their family tree) Kelly McDonald, Mary Lyons, Vinny Feminella, Lea Curley, Larina Harper





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There were two Captain Lyons who brought people and wares to Canada and then travelled down to Savannah Georgia to load cotton/wares to return to Scotland. William Lyons was the Captain of the Brig Jessie that brought my Moore ancestors to St. Andrews, New Brunswick, Canada.

I have not made any headway in having this information added to a official "Canada, Ships to Canada" list. This information was gleaned from The Lloyds of London Insurers books. There was also a brother, also a Captain. This brig came to Canada in 1818. Left Belfast and probably stopped in Liverpool, Eng. on it's way to St. Andrews. Cheers, Cal Moore, Canada

posted by Cal Moore
My great great grandmother was a Lyons and would like to join the group. Thank you
posted by Lea Curley
Follow directions at "LYON One-Name-Study Template" above.
posted by Susan (Ward) Merk
edited by Susan (Ward) Merk
Hiya, Shall I include my ancestors with this sticker as well? and would you want to have the tag just on the ancestor that arrives in a country or also their descendants? I'm happy to participate. This is the link to the profile of the ancestor who came from Ireland to Australia: https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Lyons-2127
posted by Larina Harper
edited by Larina Harper
Follow directions at "LYON One-Name-Study Template" above.
posted by Susan (Ward) Merk
edited by Susan (Ward) Merk
Hi. My Great great grandmother was a Lyons and I am fascinated by her side of the family and would like to join.

Thanks

posted by Vinny Feminella
Follow directions at "LYON One-Name-Study Template" above.
posted by Susan (Ward) Merk
Hi all! I am I-Y6228 haplo group (my 2 surviving Lyons brothers and I have all done a 23&me test kit.) How can I proceed with participating in the Lyon(s) project?

Thanks Mary Lyons

posted by Mary Lyons
edited by Mary Lyons
I-Y6228 seems to be quite a rare haplo group. I'm assuming that is based on your your father's Y-DNA. Have you also done the autosomal test? I have added your name to this Name Study. To add a sticker to a profile, add this under the Biography:
This profile is part of the Lyon Name Study.
. To add a profile to the LYON Name Study, insert before the Biography.
posted by Susan (Ward) Merk