A Spanish surname the De Leon family name originated in the Leon region of Spain.
Spelling variations for De Leon include Leone, Leonetti, Leon, Leoni, Leonelli and Leonie.
The city of London, Middlesex and Berkshire In England have De Leon families.
In Scotland the De Leon families mostly live in Renfrewshire and Lanarkshire.
Spain and several Latin American countries such as Venezuela, Argentina and Puerto Rico have large De Leon populations.
The states of Texas, California, Florida, Arizona, Colorado and Utah have a higher percent of De Leon families in the United States.
Famous: Alberto Ponce de Leon (a poet from Argentina), Aya de Leon (poet and writer), Carlos Enrique de Leon (president of Guatemala), Juan Ponce de Leon II (16th century Spanish explorer of Florida in 1513 and first governor of Puerto Rico), Julio Cesar de Leon (football from Honduras), Thomas Cooper de Leon (19th century journalist and playwright), Miguel de Leon (actor from Venezuela), Edwin De Leon (19th century South Carolina Confederate diplomat during the Civil War) and Joey De Leon (TV host and comic from the Philippines).