17 February 1828–20 March 1828 New York, United States
The Life of Aaron Augustus
When Aaron Augustus Lyon was born on 17 February 1828, in New York, United States, his father, Henry Clinton Lyon, was 26 and his mother, Jane Denman, was 20. He died on 20 March 1828, in his hometown, at the age of 0.
1 Scottish, English and French: from Old French, Middle English lion (Latin leo, genitive leonis), hence a nickname for a fierce or brave warrior, or a habitational name for someone living at a house distinguished by the sign of a lion.2 Scottish, English, French, and Dutch: habitational name from the city of Lyon in south central France (English name: Lyons), or from the smaller Lyons-la-Forêt in Eure, Normandy. The name of the former is recorded in the 1st century bc as Lugdunum and is from the name of a Celtic god Lug (or this as a personal name, from a word meaning ‘brightness’) + dunon ‘hill fort’.3 Scottish and English: from the name Leo(n) (from Latin leo ‘lion’, or the cognate Greek leōn), borne by numerous early martyrs and thirteen popes.