When Thomas Eddy Lyon was born on 23 April 1872, in Manhattan, Riley, Kansas, United States, his father, Thomas Valentine Lyon, was 31 and his mother, Minerva Virginia Housekeeper, was 23. He married Lela Milmine Smith on 1 September 1904, in Champaign Township, Champaign, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Springfield, Sangamon, Illinois, United States for about 10 years and United States in 1949. He died on 28 November 1959, in San Antonio, Bexar, Texas, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in San Fernando Cemetery #3, San Antonio, Bexar, Texas, 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 .
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