When Mahala Lyon was born in 1780, in Shelburne, Chittenden, Vermont, United States, her father, Corp. Simeon Lyon Sr., was 35 and her mother, Martha Brunson, was 31. She had at least 1 daughter with Levi Harding Parish.
Scottish, English, and French: from the personal name Middle English Lyon, Old French Leon (from Latin leo ‘lion’, or the cognate Greek leōn; see Leon ). Compare Lyall .
Scottish and English (of Norman origin): habitational name from Lyons-la-Forêt in Eure, Normandy. It is unlikely to be from the better-known southern French city of Lyon (see 5 below).
English and French: nickname from Middle English lioun ‘lion’ (Old English, Latin leo), Old French leon, perhaps applied to a brave, fierce, or proud person, or one with a shaggy mane of hair. Compare Lion .
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