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Origins Available: French, Italian


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.

Simien Early Origins



The surname Simien 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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Simien Spelling Variations


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Simien 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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Simien Early History


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Simien Early History



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 and printed products wherever possible.

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Simien Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Simien Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 23 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Simien 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:

Simien Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Justyna Simien, aged 21, originally from Lowczyce, Austria, arrived in New York in 1911 aboard the ship "Cleveland" from Hamburg, Germany [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JJ2C-JZ4 : 6 December 2014), Justyna Simien, 27 Jun 1911; citing departure port Hamburg, arrival port New York, ship name Cleveland, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Flores Simien, aged 24, arrived in New York in 1923 aboard the ship "Kroonland" from Havana, Cuba [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JNDD-G2G : 6 December 2014), Flores Simien, 28 Nov 1923; citing departure port Havana, arrival port New York, ship name Kroonland, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

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Contemporary Notables of the name Simien (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Simien (post 1700)



  • Tracy Anthony Simien (b. 1967), former professional American football linebacker
  • Terrance Simien (b. 1965), American zydeco musician, vocalist and song writer
  • Wayne Anthony Simien Jr. (b. 1983), American former professional basketball player
  • Jean-Louis Simien, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815
  • William Simien (b. 1973), Canadian professional ice hockey player

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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



  1. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JJ2C-JZ4 : 6 December 2014), Justyna Simien, 27 Jun 1911; citing departure port Hamburg, arrival port New York, ship name Cleveland, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JNDD-G2G : 6 December 2014), Flores Simien, 28 Nov 1923; citing departure port Havana, arrival port New York, ship name Kroonland, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Other References

  1. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  2. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  3. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
  4. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  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. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  8. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  9. Conrad, Glenn R. The First Families of Louisiana. Baton Rouge LA: Claitor's Publishing, 1970. Print.
  10. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. 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.

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