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The roots of the name Symes are in the Boernician clans of ancient Scotland. It is derived from Simon, and meant son of Simon.

Symes Early Origins



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

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Symes Spelling Variations


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Symes Spelling Variations



Spelling variations occur frequently in Scottish names that date from the medieval era. They result from a general lack of grammatical rules and the tendency to spell names according to sound. Symes has been spelled Simms, Symes, Sime, Simes, Sim, Sym, Syms, Syme and others.

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Symes Early History


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Symes Early History



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

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Symes Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Symes Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Symes In Ireland


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Symes In Ireland



Some of the Symes 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



In the 20th century, the ancestors of many of those Boernician-Scottish people still populate North Ameri ca. They distributed themselves on either side of the border at the time of the War of Independence. United Empire Loyalists went north to Canada and those who wanted a new nation stayed south. Both groups went on to found great nations. Some of the first North American settlers with Symes name or one of its variants:

Symes Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Margrett Symes, who landed in Virginia in 1625
  • Alexander Symes, aged 19, landed in Virginia in 1635
  • Benjamin Symes, aged 42, landed in Virginia in 1635
  • William Symes, who arrived in Virginia in 1658
  • Ann Symes, who arrived in Maryland in 1664

Symes Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Thomas Symes, who arrived in Virginia in 1714
  • Lancaster Symes, who arrived in New York, NY in 1716
  • George Symes, who arrived in Georgia in 1732
  • William Symes, aged 21, landed in Virginia in 1774

Symes Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James Symes, who landed in America in 1806
  • John Symes, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1860

Symes Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Caleb Symes U.E. who settled in Charlotte County, New Brunswick c. 1784 member of the Cape Ann Association [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Symes Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Dummett Symes arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Prince Regent" in 1839 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) PRINCE REGENT 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839PrinceRegent.htm
  • Harriet Symes arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Prince Regent" in 1839 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) PRINCE REGENT 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839PrinceRegent.htm
  • Henry Symes arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Prince Regent" in 1839 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) PRINCE REGENT 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839PrinceRegent.htm
  • George Symes arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Prince Regent" in 1839 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) PRINCE REGENT 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839PrinceRegent.htm
  • THomas Henry Symes arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Prince Regent" in 1839 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) PRINCE REGENT 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839PrinceRegent.htm
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Symes Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • John Symes landed in Auckland, New Zealand in 1840
  • Alice Symes, aged 19, a nurse, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rakaia" in 1878

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Contemporary Notables of the name Symes (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Symes (post 1700)



  • James Miller Symes (1897-1976), American railroad executive
  • George Gifford Symes (1840-1893), American politician, U.S. Representative from Colorado
  • Marty Symes (1904-1953), American lyricist, best known for his "There Is No Greater Love" (1936)
  • Jean Symes (b. 1986), South African-born Scottish left-handed batsman
  • Bob Symes (1924-2015), stage name of Robert Alexander Baron Schutzmann von Schutzmansdorff, Austrian-born, British TV personality, best known for his appearance on the show Tomorrow's World
  • Derval Symes (b. 1964), Irish abstract artist
  • Walter Symes (1852-1914), New Zealand Liberal Party Member of Parliament
  • Lieutenant Colonel Sir George Stewart Symes GCB, GCMG, DSO (1882-1962), British Army officer, Governor of Tanganyika (1931-1933)
  • John Symes OBE (1879-1944), English gold medalist cricket player
  • Michael Symes (b. 1983), English footballer
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Symes Historic Events


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Symes Historic Events




HMS Hood

  • Mr. Reginald C Symes (b. 1920), English Wireman serving for the Royal Navy from Sandgate, Kent, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

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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. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) PRINCE REGENT 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839PrinceRegent.htm

Other References

  1. Fulton, Alexander. Scotland and Her Tartans: The Romantic Heritage of the Scottish Clans and Families. Godalming: Bramley, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-86283-880-0).
  2. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. Donaldson, Gordon and Robert S. Morpeth. Who's Who In Scotish History. Wales: Welsh Academic Press, 1996. Print. (ISBN 186057-0054).
  4. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  5. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. The Charters of David I The Written Acts of David I King of Scots, 1124-53 and of His Son Henry, Earl of Northumerland, 1139-52. Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 1999. Print.
  6. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Socts Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Modern Application of the Art of Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
  7. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  8. 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.
  9. Browne, James. The History of Scotland it's Highlands, Regiments and Clans 8 Volumes. Edinburgh: Francis A Niccolls & Co, 1909. Print.
  10. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  11. ...

The Symes Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Symes 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 14 August 2016 at 22:03.

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