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The surname Simonton was first found in Lanarkshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Lannraig) a former county in the central Strathclyde region of Scotland, now divided into the Council Areas of North Lanarkshire, South Lanarkshire, and the City of Glasgow, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

Spelling variations of this family name include: Simington, Simmington, Symington, Symontown, Simonton, Simanton, Siminton and many more.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Simonton research. Another 172 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1478, 1490, 1612, and 1789 are included under the topic Early Simonton History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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More information is included under the topic Early Simonton Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Some of the Simonton family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 223 words (16 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Simonton Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • William Simonton, who arrived in New England in 1718

Simonton Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Simonton, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1813
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  • Charles Henry Simonton (1829-1904), United States federal judge
  • Charles Bryson Simonton (1838-1911), American politician and a member of the United States Congress
  • Ann J. Simonton (b. 1952), American writer, lecturer, media activist, and former fashion model
  • William Simonton (1788-1846), Whig member of the U.S. House of Representatives
  • Ken Simonton (b. 1979), American football running back
  • Frank Vince Simonton, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1932
  • E. B. Simonton, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Senator from Arizona, 1911
  • Clinton Simonton, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Maine 1st District, 1900
  • Charles Bryson Simonton (1838-1911), American Democrat politician, Member of Tennessee State Legislature; U.S. Representative from Tennessee 9th District, 1879-83; U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Tennessee, 1895-98
  • C. P. Simonton, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Tennessee, 1912
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Citations



    Other References

    1. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    2. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    3. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    4. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    5. Paul, Sir James Balfour. An Ordinary of Arms Contained in the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland Second Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1903. Print.
    6. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    7. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    8. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
    9. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Including American Families with British Ancestry 2 Volumes. London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    10. Warner, Philip Warner. Famous Scottish Battles. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-76070-004-4).
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    The Simonton Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Simonton 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.

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