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Simm History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



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.

Early Origins of the Simm family


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

Early History of the Simm family


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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.

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.

Early Notables of the Simm family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Simm family to 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.

Migration of the Simm family to the New World and Oceana


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 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

Simm Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • William Simm, who landed in Maryland in 1716 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

Simm Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Simm, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1850 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Thomas Simm, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1870 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Robert Pallister Simm, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1878 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

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

The Simm 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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Citations


  1. ^ 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)

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