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The traditions that gave rise to the name Simm began among the Boernician of the Scottish/English Borderlands in the medieval era. It is derived from Simon, and meant son of Simon.

Simm Early Origins



The surname Simm was first found in East Lothian, where they held a family seat from very ancient times.

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Simm Spelling Variations


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Simm Spelling Variations



Before the printing press and the first dictionaries appeared, names and other words were often spelled differently every time they were written. Simm has appeared under the variations Simms, Symes, Sime, Simes, Sim, Sym, Syms, Syme and others.

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Simm Early History


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Simm Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Simm research. Another 188 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1162, 1503, 1530, and 1596 are included under the topic Early Simm History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Simm Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Simm Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Simm Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Simm In Ireland


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Simm In Ireland



Some of the Simm family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 233 words (17 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



The Scots who crossed the Atlantic were often on the run from poverty as well as persecution. They brought little with them, and often had nothing of their home country to hand down to their children. In the 20th century, Clan societies and other patriotic Scottish organizations have helped the ancestors of Boernician Scots to recover their lost national legacy. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Simm were among those contributors:

Simm Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Marmaduke Simm, who arrived in Maryland in 1669

Simm Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • William Simm, who landed in Maryland in 1716

Simm Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Simm, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1850
  • Thomas Simm, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1870
  • Robert Pallister Simm, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1878

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Contemporary Notables of the name Simm (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Simm (post 1700)



  • Paul Simm, English musician, composer and record producer, known for his work with Amy Winehouse
  • Kevin Ian Simm (b. 1980), English pop singer
  • John Ronald Simm (b. 1970), English two-time BAFTA Award nominated actor, best known for his roles as Sam Tyler in Life on Mars and the Master in Doctor Who
  • Juhan Simm (1885-1959), Estonian composer
  • Benjamin Simm (b. 1986), German international rugby union 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: Fortuna et labore
Motto Translation: By fortune and labor.


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Simm Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
    2. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and David Hicks. The Highland Clans The Dynastic Origins, Cheifs and Background of the Clans. New York: C.N. Potter, 1968. Print.
    3. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    4. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Scots Kith and Kin And Illustrated Map Revised 2nd Edition. Edinburgh: Clan House/Albyn. Print.
    6. Moody David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0806312688).
    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. Fulton, Alexander. Scotland and Her Tartans: The Romantic Heritage of the Scottish Clans and Families. Godalming: Bramley, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-86283-880-0).
    9. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Scarlett, James D. Tartan The Highland Textile. London: Shepheard-Walwyn, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0-85683-120-4).
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    The Simm Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Simm 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 19 June 2014 at 15:50.

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