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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, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Resolute" in 1865
  • Helina Syme, aged 7, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Resolute" in 1865
  • Theresa Syme, aged 3, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Resolute" in 1865
  • Margaret Syme, aged 1, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Resolute" in 1865
  • William Syme, aged 6 mths., who 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. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Scots Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Mordern Application of the Art and Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
  2. Black, George F. The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3).
  3. Scots Kith and Kin And Illustrated Map Revised 2nd Edition. Edinburgh: Clan House/Albyn. Print.
  4. Martine, Roddy, Roderick Martine and Don Pottinger. Scottish Clan and Family Names Their Arms, Origins and Tartans. Edinburgh: Mainstream, 1992. Print.
  5. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  6. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  7. Browne, James. The History of Scotland it's Highlands, Regiments and Clans 8 Volumes. Edinburgh: Francis A Niccolls & Co, 1909. Print.
  8. Skene, William Forbes Edition. Chronicles of the Picts, Chronicles of the Scots and Other Early Memorials of Scottish History. Edinburgh: H.M. General Register House, 1867. Print.
  9. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
  10. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. 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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