The name Simonetti 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 Simonetti 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 Simonetti family
The surname Simonetti was first found in Trapani, anciently Drepanum, Sicily
. Bearers of Simonetti 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 Simonetti family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Simonetti 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 Simonetti History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Simonetti Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Simone, Simonelli, Simonetti, Simoni, Simioni, Desimone and many more.
Early Notables of the Simonetti 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 Simonetti Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Simonetti family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: M. Simone, who arrived in Pennsylvania, sometime in the late 19th century, Giuseppe DeSimone, who arrived in New York in 1882 onboard the Orsola and Amalia DeSimone, a 19 year old girl who arrived in New York in 1888 on board the SS Letimbro..
Contemporary Notables of the name Simonetti (post 1700)
- M.A. Simonetti, contemporary American author of mystery novels
- Ryan Simonetti, American professional skateboarder
- Frank Simonetti (b. 1962), retired American professional ice hockey defenceman
- Frank L Simonetti, photographer
- John Simonetti, astrophysicist
- Prince Annibale Simonetti, Roman nobleman from 19th century Italy
- Mauro Simonetti (b. 1948), Italian professional road bicycle racer
- Claudio Simonetti (b. 1952), Italian composer
- Fra' Gherardo Hercolani Fava Simonetti (b. 1941), the current Grand Commander of the Order of Malta
- Vito Simonetti (b. 1903), Argentine Olympic fencer
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The Simonetti 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.