Home   |   Customer Service   |   Site Map   |   Name Search   |   How To Buy

Shopping Cart
0 Items
100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEE - no headaches!
An excerpt from www.HouseOfNames.com archives copyright © 2000 - 2015

Where did the Italian Simone family come from? What is the Italian Simone family crest and coat of arms? When did the Simone family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Simone family history?

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.


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

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.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Simone research. Another 161 words(12 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.


Another 115 words(8 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Simone Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

  • M. Simone, who arrived in Pennsylvania, sometime in the late 19th century


  • Gail Simone (b. 1974), American comic book writer
  • Nina Simone (1933-2003), American singer/songwriter
  • Marco Simone (b. 1969), Italian former professional football striker
  • Afric Simone (b. 1956), Mozambique singer and musician
  • Albert J. Simone (b. 1935), former president of the Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, New York
  • Andrew Simone (b. 1938), Canadian dermatologist
  • Hannah Simone (b. 1980), Canadian television host


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.


Popular Family Crest Products
Simone Armorial History With Coat of ArmsSimone Armorial History With Coat of Arms
Simone Coat of Arms & Surname History PackageSimone Coat of Arms & Surname History Package
Simone Family Crest Image (jpg) Heritage SeriesSimone Family Crest Image (jpg) Heritage Series
Simone Coat of Arms/Family Crest Key-chainSimone Coat of Arms/Family Crest Key-chain
Simone Coat of Arms/Family Crest Coffee MugSimone Coat of Arms/Family Crest Coffee Mug
Simone Armorial History with FrameSimone Armorial History with Frame
Simone Framed Surname History and Coat of ArmsSimone Framed Surname History and Coat of Arms
More Family Crest Products


  1. Glazier, Ira A. and P. Williams Filby Edition. Italians to America. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. Print.
  2. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  3. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  4. Stiens, Robert E. Passenger list Italy to New York 1893 In Italian Genealogist. Torrance, CA: Augustan Society No 3, 1983. Print.
  5. Fucilla, Josheph G. Our Italian Surnames. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0806311878).
  6. Gheno, Antonio. Contributo alla Bibliografia Genealogica Italiana. Bologna: Forni, 1924. Print.
  7. Di Crollalanza, Goffredo. Enciclopedia araldico cavalleresca Prontuario nobiliare. Pisa: Presso La Direzione Del Giorale Araldica , 1878. Print.
  8. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
  9. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today, 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-0900455-209).
  10. Colletta, John P. Finding Italian Roots The Complete Guide for Americans. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2003. Print.
  11. ...

The Simone Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Simone 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 16 September 2014 at 12:35.

Sign Up

100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEE - no headaches!