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« on: May 13, 2014, 05:09:06 PM »

We invite you to submit your "Pedigree" for this Surname.   Our Surname Project is primarily interested in your Paternal line, as surnames are passed down from father to son, just as the yDNA is passed down. 

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« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2014, 10:12:16 PM »

Short pedigree but it is all that I know of my Lyon lineage:
James Lyon born abt 1850 in Airdrie, Lanarkshire, Scotland married Marion Hamilton Finlay born abt 1852 in Hamilton, Lanarkshire, Scotland.  Family lore says that Marion was a flaming redhead.  This was Marion's second marriage.  Her first husband was  John Kinnaird born abt 1852 in Hamilton, Lanarkshire, Scotland.  They were married on 25 Oct 1872 in Hamilton, Lanarkshire, Scotland and they had several children:
James Finlay Kinnaird born 24 Sep 1874 in Bothwell, Lanarkshire, Scotland
John Kinnaird born abt 1877 in Bellshill, Lanarkshire, Scotland
Marion Kinnaird born abt 1879 in Motherwell, Lanarkshire, Scotland
James Kinnaird born abt 1881 in Motherwell, Lanarkshire, Scotland
David Kinnaird born 25 Aug 1882 in Motherwell, Lanarkshire, Scotland

  James Lyon and Marion Finlay were married on 14 Oct 1889 in Glasgow, Lanarkshire. Scotland.  James was a crane operator.  James and Marion had only one child, Robert Lyon who was born on 3 Mar 1890.  Robert immigrated to the U.S.A. in 1910 and settled in Brooklyn, NYC, NY.  He married Lilly Frances Green on 10 Nov 1915.  Lilly was born on 29 Apr 1895 in Manhattan, NYC, NY  They had two sons, the oldest of which was my father.  Robert was a carpenter by trade but became an electrician for Con Edison in NYC.  He joked that some crazy Irishman tacked an "s" on the end of his name when he came to this country.  In the U.S., the family name became Lyons.  Robert died 15 Oct 1979 and is buried in Evergreen Cemetery in Brooklyn, NYC.  Lilly died on 20 Mar 1973 and is buried with Robert in Evergreen Cemetery.
  I would love to know how my Lyon branch connects to the larger Lyon Tree.  I have been unable to trace the family back further.  My email is
Dolores (nee Lyons) Kingston
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« Reply #2 on: December 26, 2014, 01:51:54 PM »

My Lyons lineage:
My father Donald Joseph Lyons was born in Seattle, Washington, USA in 1928;
His father, Bruce Adams Lyons was born in San Diego, California, USA in 1901, died in San Francisco, California, USA in 1965;
His father, Daniel Webster Lyons was born in San Diego, California, USA in 1869 and died in San Francisco, California USA in 1920;
His father, George Lyons in Donegal, Ireland in 1823 and died in San Diego, California, USA in 1908. He apparently arrived in New Bedford, Bristol, Massachusetts in about 1940 before heading to San Diego arriving in about 1847;
His father was apparently Alexander Lyons, born in Inver, Donegal, Northern Ireland in 1805 and he died there in 1890. Alexander's wife and George's mother may have been Catherine or Katherine Kilpatrick born in about 1800 in Palsey, Scotland.
Gerald Lyons
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« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2015, 01:08:53 PM »

My Lyons lineage
My father Gerald R Lyons Sr born in Brownsville, PA 1940's;
His father, Harry H Lyons was born in Brownsville, PA in 1904, died in 1996 in Needles, CA;
His father Harry F Lyons was born in Fayette City, PA in 1875 , died in 1951 in Coal Center, PA;
His father, Henry M Lyons was born in Somerset County, in 1834, died in 1913 in Jefferson, PA;
 His father, Leonard Lyons was born in Pennsylvania in 1805, died in 1877 in Saltlick, PA;
His father, Elihah Lyons was born in Joppa, MD in 1765, died in 1851 in Milford, PA;
His father,  Jonathan Lyon(s) was born in ?Maryland? in 1724 , died in 1784 in Joppa, MD;
Jonathan Lyons is my brick wall, while I have his wife and children in my family tree I don't know anything about his siblings or parents.

Gerald Lyons Jr
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