14 July 1816–21 September 1817 (Age 1) Naples, Ontario, New York, United States
The Life of William
When William Lyon was born on 14 July 1816, in Naples, Naples, Ontario, New York, United States, his father, Simeon Lyon Jr, was 46 and his mother, Hannah Clark, was 41. He died on 21 September 1817, in his hometown, at the age of 1.
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.