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This interesting name is one of the many patronymic ("son of") forms of the surname Simon, itself created from the personal name, a common practice in medieval England. The personal name has two sources, the biblical "Simeon", from "Shimon", meaning "hearken", and the pre-existing Greek byname "Simon", from "Simos", meaning "snub-nosed". Both forms were very popular in Europe in the Middle Ages, though "Simon" more so because of the associations with the apostle Simon Peter. There was some confusion in Britain with the Anglo-Scandinavian forms of "Sigmund", and the Norman "Simund". Robertus Symmes was recorded in 1379 in the Poll Tax Records of Yorkshire, as is Johannes Symson...

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Looking for 3rd grandfather Joseph Simmons who married Ann Kilpatrick. Their son Robert Simmons was born in 1797 in Ireland. Robert married Mary Kylne in County Mayo In 1828 and had their first child Ann in 1829 in county Mayo. Robert and Mary and children immigrated to Canada in 1834. Trying to trace Joseph and Ann.


Oeven Simmons Wife Elizabeth Mc Carragher Daughter Katherine VBorn Aug 25 1886 died on March 11, 1943 Philladelphia


Looking for information about Andrew Simmons who married Mary Higgins about 1817. Do not know where or when Andrew was born. Trying to find this information. Thanks for any help.


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