When Rosalinda C Lyon was born on 28 February 1819, in New York, United States, her father, Samuel Lyons, was 31 and her mother, Rosalinda Flower, was 32. She married Edwin Knapp about 1840, in Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States for about 30 years and Union Township, Scioto, Ohio, United States in 1880. She died on 13 December 1891, at the age of 72, and was buried in Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States.
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 .