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Where did the French Simien family come from? What is the French Simien family crest and coat of arms? When did the Simien family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Simien family history?

Similar to many French family names, the distinguished surname Simien is a proud sign of a rich and ancient ancestry. The earliest forms of hereditary surnames in France were the patronymic surnames, which are derived from the father's given name, and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the mother's given name. The patronyms were derived from a variety of given names that were of many different origins. As well as the names of the saints of the Christian Church, many of the most common French surnames are derived from personal names of Germanic origin. They derive from the language of the Visigoths, who controlled France between the mid-5th and early 8th centuries. Simien is derived from the Hebrew personal name Shim'on, meaning to hearken.

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Simon, Simond, Simmon, Simmond, Simeon, Simmeon, Simian, Simiane, Simmiane, Simmian, Le Simon, Simmonde, Simonde, Simont, Simonte, De Simon, Du Simon, du Simon, de Simon, Simons, Simmonne, Simmonet and many more.

First found in Lorraine where they held a family seat and are said to be descended from the first French Simon or Sigismond, the Duke of Lorraine, 1115 A.D. who was succeeded by Simon II in 1179. There is also some distant relationship to Simond, King of Bourgogne.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Simien research. Another 191 words(14 lines of text) covering the years 1693, 1712, 1731, and 1793 are included under the topic Early Simien History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 35 words(2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Simien Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Pierre Simon arrived in Quebec from Brittany in 1725; Jean Simon settled in Quebec in 1703 from Guyenne; Hubert Simon (1659), Leonard Simon(1714) and Antoine-Charles (1761) settled in Quebec from Ile-de-France. François (1744), Thomas (1724), Guilliame (1740) all arrived in Quebec from Normandie. Antoine Simon arrived in Quebec from Orléanais in 1748.

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  • Wayne Anthony Simien Jr. (b. 1983), American former professional basketball player
  • Terrance Simien (b. 1965), American zydeco musician, vocalist and song writer
  • Tracy Anthony Simien (b. 1967), former professional American football linebacker
  • William Simien (b. 1973), Canadian professional ice hockey player


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The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: C'est mon plaisir
Motto Translation: It is my pleasure.

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  10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
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The Simien Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Simien Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

This page was last modified on 20 September 2013 at 12:23.

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