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Simon Name Meaning
English, French, German, Dutch, Spanish (Simón), Czech and Slovak (Šimon), Slovenian, Hungarian, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from the personal name, Hebrew Shim‘on, which is probably derived from the verb sham‘a ‘to hearken’. In the Vulgate and in many vernacular versions of the Old Testament, this is usually rendered Simeon. In the Greek New Testament, however, the name occurs as Simon, as a result of assimilation to the pre-existing Greek byname Simon (from simos ‘snub-nosed’). Both Simon and Simeon were in use as personal names in western Europe from the Middle Ages onward. In Christendom the former was always more popular, at least in part because of its associations with the apostle Simon Peter, the brother of Andrew. In Britain there was also confusion from an early date with Anglo-Scandinavian forms of Sigmund (see Siegmund), a name whose popularity was reinforced at the Conquest by the Norman form Simund.

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

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Name Distribution of Simon Families

  • Number of Simon families
     843 - 1,683
     282 - 842
     1 - 281
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Simon families
     133 - 264
     45 - 132
     1 - 44
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Simon families
     24 - 46
     9 - 23
     1 - 8
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Simon Family Origin

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Simon Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Simon

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Simon Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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