When Louisa Lyon was born in 1806, in Elizabethtown, Essex, New Jersey, United States, her father, Benjamin U. Lyon, was 26 and her mother, Mary Bond, was 22. She married David Maurice Fitzgerald on 23 October 1823, in Essex, New Jersey, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. She died on 7 December 1857, in Newark Township, Essex, New Jersey, United States, at the age of 51.
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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