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Similar to many French family names, the distinguished surname Simeon 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. Simeon is derived from the Hebrew personal name Shim'on, meaning to hearken.

Simeon Early Origins



The surname Simeon was 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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Simeon Spelling Variations


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Simeon Spelling Variations



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.

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Simeon Early History


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Simeon Early History



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

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Simeon Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Simeon Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 23 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Simeon Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Simeon Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Simeon, aged 38, landed in Mobile, Ala in 1846
  • Feliz Eugene Simeon, who arrived in Texas in 1850-1906
  • Seth, Simeon Jr., who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • Mathias Simeon, who arrived in Texas in 1851
  • Mathis Simeon, who landed in Texas in 1851

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Contemporary Notables of the name Simeon (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Simeon (post 1700)



  • Silvano Simeon (1945-2010), Italian discus thrower
  • Sir Richard Godin Simeon (1784-1854), 2nd Baronet, English Liberal Party politician, Member of Parliament for Isle of Wight (1832-1837)
  • Sir John Simeon (b. 1895), 4th Baronet, Member of Parliament for Southampton
  • Sir John Simeon (1815-1870), 3rd Baronet, British politician and naval officer
  • Sir John Simeon (1756-1824), 1st Baronet, British politician, Member of Parliament for Reading (17971802) and (18061818)
  • Eric Joseph Simeon (1918-2007), Indian school educationalist
  • David Simeon (b. 1943), British actor
  • Captain Charles Simeon (1816-1867), English settler, one of the members of the Canterbury Association who emigrated to Canterbury in New Zealand in 1851
  • Charles Simeon (1759-1836), English evangelical clergyman
  • Arthur Simeon (b. 1983), Uganda-born, Canadian stand-up comedian

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Motto


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Motto



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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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    2. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
    3. Conrad, Glenn R. The First Families of Louisiana. Baton Rouge LA: Claitor's Publishing, 1970. Print.
    4. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    5. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    6. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    7. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore. Print.
    8. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    9. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
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    The Simeon Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Simeon 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 8 September 2016 at 12:20.

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