Where does the last name Leon originate from?
The last name Leon is supposibly derives from the Spanish city
Leon. When it comes to how certain last names came about, there are
4 ways this happened. In the case of Leon, they used the name of
the city where they lived as their last name, using De Leon (from
Leon) as their last names. As centuries passed, certain people kept
the De part of their last name and some dropped it, leaving Simply
Leon. Either way, both come from the city in Spain. There is also a
last name Leon from china, but it is rarely used as it is a very
simplified version of the true last name.