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The story of the name Syme is long and rich in history. It begins among the Boernicians of the Scottish/English Borderlands, where the name was derived from Simon, and meant son of Simon.

Syme Early Origins



The surname Syme was first found in East Lothian, where they held a family seat from very ancient times.

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Syme Spelling Variations


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Syme Spelling Variations



In the Middles Ages scribes spelled names by their sound. Often a name was written under a different spelling variation each time it was recorded. Syme has appeared as Simms, Symes, Sime, Simes, Sim, Sym, Syms, Syme and others.

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Syme Early History


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Syme Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Syme research. Another 188 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1162, 1503, 1530, and 1596 are included under the topic Early Syme History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Syme Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Syme Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Syme In Ireland


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Syme In Ireland



Some of the Syme family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 233 words (17 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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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Syme Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Robert Syme, Scottish Convict from Scotland, who was transported aboard the "Aboukir" on December 24, 1851, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 18) Aboukir voyage to Van Diemen's Land and Norfolk Island. [These convicts appear to have all landed in Van Diemen's Land], Australia in 1851 with 280 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/aboukir/1851

Syme Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Catherine Syme, aged 33, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Resolute" in 1865
  • Helina Syme, aged 7, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Resolute" in 1865
  • Theresa Syme, aged 3, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Resolute" in 1865
  • Margaret Syme, aged 1, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Resolute" in 1865
  • William Syme, aged 6 mths., arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Resolute" in 1865

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Contemporary Notables of the name Syme (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Syme (post 1700)



  • David Syme (b. 1949), American pianist
  • Jennifer Maria Syme (1972-2001), American actress and production assistant
  • Marty Syme (1904-1953), American lyricist
  • Robert G. Syme, Scottish professional association footballer
  • John Syme (1795-1861), Scottish portrait-painter
  • Ebenezer Syme (1825-1860), Scottish-Australian journalist, proprietor and manager of The Age Syme
  • David Syme (1827-1908), Scottish-Australian newspaper proprietor
  • James Syme (1799-1870), pioneering Scottish surgeon
  • Roderick Syme (1900-1994), notable New Zealand agricultural instructor, mountaineer, conservationist and alpine sports administrator
  • Jean Syme (b. 1986), South African left-handed batsman
  • ... (Another 10 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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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: Fortuna et labore
Motto Translation: By fortune and labor.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 18) Aboukir voyage to Van Diemen's Land and Norfolk Island. [These convicts appear to have all landed in Van Diemen's Land], Australia in 1851 with 280 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/aboukir/1851

Other References

  1. Warner, Philip Warner. Famous Scottish Battles. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-76070-004-4).
  2. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  3. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  4. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  5. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Including American Families with British Ancestry 2 Volumes. London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  6. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  7. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  8. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  9. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  10. Scots Kith and Kin And Illustrated Map Revised 2nd Edition. Edinburgh: Clan House/Albyn. Print.
  11. ...

The Syme Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Syme 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 9 January 2016 at 03:02.

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