LYON, from Lions, Normandy. Ingelram de Lions came to England 1066 (Mon. Angla IL 604), and held Corsham and Culington from the King. He bad Ranulph, whose brother William de Lyon had a grant in Norfolk from Earl Walter Giffard, and left descendants there.
Ranulph had Ingeiram de Lion, named Parcar, being forester of Croxton, Leicester, by exchange with the King (Mon. Angl.).
William Parcarius de Lions was a benefactor to Croxton Abbey, t. Henry IL, and was brother of Hugh de Lyons, who was deprived of his estates 1203 (Nicholls. Leiciester). From him descended, the family of Parcar, or Parker, and the Earls of Macciesfield.
Roger de Lyoun, of the same family held Begbroke, Oxford, 13th century from Waiter de Lucy (Testa,112).
Sir Richard de Lyons held lands in Oxford and Bucks 1275, and was father or grandfather of John de Lyons, who 1334 was summoned from Oxfordshire to attend the King with horses and arms Roxburgh (Rot. Scot i. 306). He in 1343 had charters for lands in Perth and Aberdeen, and from David II. Obtained the reversion of the thanedom of Glamis. His son Sir John Lyon, of Glamis, was Great Chamberlain of Scotland1 and from him descended the Lords Glarnie, Earls of Strathmore and Kingborn.
LYONS. Roger de Leons, and the Castle and Forest of Lions Normandy 1180-95 (MRS). The name is derived from Lions, Normandy (see LYON), descending from William de Lyon, t. Henry I., of Norfolk, where the family continued in 1346, after which they extended to Essex, Middlesex and Ireland. Renee the Lords Lyon.