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Multiple Origins for the Surname Simoneaux


French


Similar to many French family names, the distinguished surname Simoneaux is a proud sign of a rich and ancient ancestry. The earliest forms of hereditary surnames in France were the patronymic surnames, which are derived from the father's given name, and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the mother's given name. The patronyms were derived from a variety of given names that were of many different origins. As well as the names of the saints of the Christian Church, many of the most common French surnames are derived from personal names of Germanic origin. They derive from the language of the Visigoths, who controlled France between the mid-5th and early 8th centuries. Simoneaux is derived from the Hebrew personal name Shim'on, meaning to hearken.

Simoneaux Early Origins



The surname Simoneaux was first found in Lorraine where they held a family seat and are said to be descended from the first French Simon or Sigismond, the Duke of Lorraine, 1115 A.D. who was succeeded by Simon II in 1179. There is also some distant relationship to Simond, King of Bourgogne.

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Simoneaux Spelling Variations


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Simoneaux Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Simon, Simond, Simmon, Simmond, Simeon, Simmeon, Simian, Simiane, Simmiane, Simmian, Le Simon, Simmonde, Simonde, Simont, Simonte, De Simon, Du Simon, du Simon, de Simon, Simons, Simmonne, Simmonet and many more.

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Simoneaux Early History


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Simoneaux Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Simoneaux research. Another 191 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1693, 1712, 1731, and 1793 are included under the topic Early Simoneaux History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Simoneaux Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Simoneaux Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 23 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Simoneaux Notables 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Pierre Simon arrived in Quebec from Brittany in 1725; Jean Simon settled in Quebec in 1703 from Guyenne; Hubert Simon (1659), Leonard Simon(1714) and Antoine-Charles (1761) settled in Quebec from Ile-de-France. François (1744), Thomas (1724), Guilliame (1740) all arrived in Quebec from Normandie. Antoine Simon arrived in Quebec from Orléanais in 1748.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Simoneaux (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Simoneaux (post 1700)



  • John Simoneaux (b. 1967), American musician
  • Frank Paul Simoneaux (b. 1933), American lawyer and politician, Louisiana State Representative for East Baton Rouge Parish (1972-1982), Speaker Pro Tem of the Louisiana House of Representatives (1980-1982)
  • Wade Simoneaux, American former head coach of the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs baseball team (2003-2014), National American Legion Coach of the Year (1991), WAC Coach of the Year (2007)

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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: C'est mon plaisir
Motto Translation: It is my pleasure.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    2. Guérard, Albert Léon. France: a Modern History. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1959. Print.
    3. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    4. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    5. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    6. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
    7. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    8. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
    10. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
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    The Simoneaux Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Simoneaux 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 9 January 2017 at 09:16.

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