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Simmons Family History

Simmons Name Meaning
English (southern): patronymic either from the personal name Simon (see Simon) or, as Reaney and Wilson suggest, from the medieval personal name Simund (composed of Old Norse sig ‘victory’ + mundr ‘protection’), which after the Norman Conquest was taken as an equivalent Simon, with the result that the two names became confused.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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1,183,358 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
160,738 Military Records
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Name Distribution of Simmons Families

  • Number of Simmons families
     811 - 1,619
     271 - 810
     1 - 270
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Simmons families
     1,243 - 2,483
     415 - 1,242
     1 - 414
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Simmons families
     37 - 72
     13 - 36
     1 - 12
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Simmons Family Origin

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Simmons Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Simmons

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Simmons Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Simmons Civil War Service Records

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