Simone History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Simone originated from the personal name Simon, itself a derivative of the Hebrew name "Sim'on," from the verb "sama" meaning "to listen." Thus, the name Simone means "God has listened," referring to the gratitude of the parents who, having wished for a child, had their prayers answered.

Early Origins of the Simone family

The surname Simone was first found in Trapani, anciently Drepanum, Sicily. Bearers of Simone or one of its spelling variations have been found throughout southern Italy, but particularly on the island of Sicily, and in the region of Campania.

Early History of the Simone family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Simone research. Another 81 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1554, 1605, 1346, 1358, 1410, 1480, 1506, 1522, 1605, 1650 and 1710 are included under the topic Early Simone History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Simone Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Simone, Simonelli, Simonetti, Simoni, Simioni, Desimone and many more.

Early Notables of the Simone family (pre 1700)

Prominent among bearers of this surname in early times was Puccio di Simone ( fl. 1346-1358), an Italian Gothic painter, active in Florence; Francesco (Cicco) Simonetta (1410-1480), an Italian Renaissance statesman remembered for composing an...
Another 34 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Simone Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Simone migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Simone Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • M. Simone, who arrived in Pennsylvania, sometime in the late 19th century
Simone Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Girolama Simone, aged 51, originally from Isernia, Italy, arrived in Philadelphia in 1919 aboard the ship "Europa" from Napoli, Italy [1]
  • Giulia Simone, aged 6, originally from Bidceglio, Italy, arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Giuseppe Verdi" from Napoli, Italy [2]
  • Jane Simone, aged 52, originally from Kingston on Thames, England, arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Lapland" from Liverpool, England [3]
  • Antonino Simone, aged 40, arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Duca d'Aosta" from Genoa, Italy [4]

Contemporary Notables of the name Simone (post 1700) +

  • Louise Manoogian Simone (1933-2019), Armenian American philanthropist, President of the Armenian General Benevolent Union from 1989 to 2002
  • Nina Simone (1933-2003), American singer/songwriter
  • Gail Simone (b. 1974), American comic book writer
  • Marco Simone (b. 1969), Italian former professional football striker
  • Hannah Simone (b. 1980), Canadian television host
  • Andrew Simone (b. 1938), Canadian dermatologist
  • Albert J. Simone (b. 1935), former president of the Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, New York
  • Afric Simone (b. 1956), Mozambique singer and musician
  • Louise Simone Bennett-Coverley, Jamaican folklorist and writer
  • Robin Simone Givens (b. 1964), American film, television, and stage actress [5]


The Simone 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: Unguibus armatus in hostem
Motto Translation: Armed Against The Enemy.


  1. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6Q3-T5Q : 6 December 2014), Girolama Simone, 20 Dec 1919; citing departure port Napoli, arrival port Philadelphia, ship name Europa, 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:J6Q4-9ZV : 6 December 2014), Giulia Simone, 24 Dec 1919; citing departure port Napoli, arrival port New York, ship name Giuseppe Verdi, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J67C-NJ8 : 6 December 2014), Jane Simone, 12 Apr 1919; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Lapland, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  4. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J673-N46 : 6 December 2014), Antonino Simone, 13 Apr 1919; citing departure port Genoa, arrival port New York, ship name Duca d'Aosta, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  5. ^ Robin Givens. (Retrieved 2010, September 27) Robin Givens. Retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robin_Givens


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