The name Simoni 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 Simoni 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 Simoni family
The surname Simoni was first found in Trapani, anciently Drepanum, Sicily
. Bearers of Simoni 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 Simoni family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Simoni 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 Simoni History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Simoni Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Simone, Simonelli, Simonetti, Simoni, Simioni, Desimone and many more.
Early Notables of the Simoni 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 Simoni Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Simoni family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Simoni Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Achille Simoni, aged 30, who emigrated to the United States from Faedo, Austria, in 1910
- Adele Simoni, aged 19, who emigrated to America from Patrica, Italy, in 1912
- Alessandro Simoni, aged 29, who landed in America from Patrica, Italy, in 1912
- Achille Simoni, aged 18, who landed in America from Norcia, Italy, in 1913
- Allessandrina Simoni, aged 22, who settled in America from Pollegio, Italy, in 1919
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Contemporary Notables of the name Simoni (post 1700)
- Dario Simoni (1901-1984), American two-time Academy Award winning set decorator of Lawrence of Arabia (1962) and Doctor Zhivago (1965)
- Simone Simoni (1532-1632), Italian philosopher and physician
- Giuseppe Simoni (b. 1944), Italian biologist and scientist
- Giampiero Simoni (b. 1969), Italian former racing driver
- Gilberto Simoni (b. 1971), Italian ex-professional road bicycle racer
- Alexandre Torres Simoni (b. 1979), retired professional Brazilian tennis player
The Simoni 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.