Semon History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
- Origins Available:
The distinguished surname Semon is Anglo-Saxon in origin. It is derived from the Old English "saemann," meaning "sea-man," and was likely first borne by a sailor. "Sæmann occurs in Domesday-Book. Seman is the usual 13th-cent [version of the name] Occasionally this name may represent the Anglo-Saxon Saemund [Old English sae, sea+mund, protector] and Sigemund [Old English sige, victory]" 
"In the Domesday of Surrey there is a Seman, who held lands before the making of that record. Anglo-Saxon Sae-mann, a sailor." 
Early Origins of the Semon family
The surname Semon was first found in Suffolk, where the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 list: Seman de Reston; Seman le Carpenter; Seman Eche; and Robert filius Seman at that time. The first record of the family was listed in Hodgson's History of Northumberland where John filius Semanni was listed there in 1169. 
Kirby's Quest lists Seman le Collar in Somerset, 1 Edward III (during the first year of King Edward's reign.) 
Later, the Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379 list Robertus Saymon. 
Early History of the Semon family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Semon research. Another 95 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1606, 1680, 1628, 1675 and 1044 are included under the topic Early Semon History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Semon Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Seaman, Seamom, Semon, Seman, Seamons, Semones and many more.
Early Notables of the Semon family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include William Seaman (1606-1680), English Orientalist, first translator of the New Testament into Turkish. In 1628 he became rector of Upton-Scudamore, a living in the gift of Queen's College, Oxford, which he held up to the time of his death.
Lazarus Seaman (died 1675), was an English Puritan divine, a native of Leicester, where he was born...
Another 62 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Semon Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Semon migration to the United States +
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Semon Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- William Semon, who arrived in America in 1809 
- Arthur Semon, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1864 
- Justin Semon, who landed in Kentucky in 1887 
Semon Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Johannis Xirhsimonis Semon, who landed in Alabama in 1926 
- John Semon, who arrived in Alabama in 1926 
Contemporary Notables of the name Semon (post 1700) +
- Semon "Bunkie" Knudsen (1912-1998), American automobile industry executive, instrumental in developing the Pontiac Grand Prix, and developing a larger Mustang, son of William S. Knudsen
Related Stories +
- ^ Harrison, Henry, Surnames of the United Kingdom: A Concise Etymological Dictionary Baltimore: Geneological Publishing Company, 2013. Print
- ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
- ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
- ^ Dickinson, F.H., Kirby's Quest for Somerset of 16th of Edward the 3rd London: Harrison and Sons, Printers in Ordinary to Her Majesty, St, Martin's Lane, 1889. Print.
- ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)