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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.

Simoni Early Origins



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.

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Simoni Spelling Variations


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Simoni Spelling Variations



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

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Simoni Early History


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Simoni Early History



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.

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Simoni Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Simoni Early Notables (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.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Simoni (post 1700)


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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

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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: Unguibus armatus in hostem
Motto Translation: Armed Against The Enemy.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bascapè, Giacomo and Marcello del Piazzo. Insegne e Simboli Araldica pubblica e privata medievale e moderna. Rome: 1983. Print.
    2. Fucilla, Josheph G. Our Italian Surnames. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0806311878).
    3. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    4. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    5. Di Crollalanza, G.B. Dizionario Storico-Blasonico Delle Famiglie Nobili e Notabili Italiane 3 volumes. Pisa. Print.
    6. Colletta, John P. Finding Italian Roots The Complete Guide for Americans. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2003. Print.
    7. Glazier, Ira A. and P. Williams Filby Edition. Italians to America. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. Print.
    8. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    9. Stiens, Robert E. Passenger list Italy to New York 1893 In Italian Genealogist. Torrance, CA: Augustan Society No 3, 1983. Print.
    10. Di Crollalanza, Goffredo. Enciclopedia araldico cavalleresca Prontuario nobiliare. Pisa: Presso La Direzione Del Giorale Araldica , 1878. Print.
    11. ...

    The Simoni Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Simoni 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 8 September 2014 at 08:41.

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