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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.


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.

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


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 and printed products wherever possible.


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.


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

  • 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

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.


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    Other References

    1. Guelfi Camajani, Piero. Dizionario Araldico 1940 Reprint Arnoaldo Forni. Milan: 1978. Print.
    2. Gheno, Antonio. Contributo alla Bibliografia Genealogica Italiana. Bologna: Forni, 1924. Print.
    3. Fucilla, Josheph G. Our Italian Surnames. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0806311878).
    4. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    5. Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani. Rome Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana 56 volumesr. Print.
    6. Colletta, John P. Finding Italian Roots The Complete Guide for Americans. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2003. Print.
    7. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    8. Battilana, Natale, Ed. Genealogie Dello Famiglie Nobili di Genova. Genova: Fratelli Pagano, 1825. Print.
    9. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    10. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
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    The Simone Family Crest was acquired from the 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 4 March 2016 at 18:54.

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