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Etymological origin of Italian surname: Lion


Lion is typically Venetian, from the area that includes the provinces of Venice, Treviso and above all Padua, it should derive from the medieval Venetian name Lion (Leone) or also from the apocope of the name Lionardo, very common in the area of the Serenissima Republic of Venice, traces of we find this surname at the Visconti court in 1355 with the Venetian ambassador Niccolò Lion or in Venice in the first half of the 1400s when Giovanni Lion di Nicolò appeared among the senators of the Republic.

Bibliographic source' "L'origine dei cognomi Italianim storia ed etimologia" di E. Rossoni disponibile online su: https://archive.org/

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