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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


Similar surnames: Simon, Timmons, Kimmons, Simos, Tummons, Simons, Simoes, Simeone

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Simmons Family Origin

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Simmons Family Occupations

What did your Simmons ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Simmons occupation in the USA was Farmer. 39% of Simmons's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Simmons. A less common occupation for the Simmons family was Farm Laborer.

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  • Farmer

    39%
  • Laborer

    10%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Farm Laborer

    5%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Simmons ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Simmons Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Simmons. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Simmons census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Simmons. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Simmons. For the veterans among your Simmons ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Simmons Life Expectancy

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Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Simmons life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Simmons in 1940 was 34, and 71 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Simmons ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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