The name Simonitti 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 Simonitti 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 Simonitti family
The surname Simonitti was first found in Trapani, anciently Drepanum, Sicily
. Bearers of Simonitti 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 Simonitti family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Simonitti 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 Simonitti History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Simonitti Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Simone, Simonelli, Simonetti, Simoni, Simioni, Desimone and many more.
Early Notables of the Simonitti 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 Simonitti Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Simonitti 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..
The Simonitti 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.