Simons Family History

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Simons Name Meaning

English, North German, and Dutch: patronymic from Simon.

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

Similar surnames: Simon, Simmons, Simonis, Symons, Simoes, Simonsen, Simonson, Simson

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Simons Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Simons name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Simons. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • European Jewish


  • Norway


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Simons Family Origin

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Simons Family Occupations

What did your Simons ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Simons family was Farm Laborer. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Simons. The most common Simons occupation in the USA was Farmer. 31% of Simons's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farm Laborer


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

Simons Historical Records

What Simons family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 267,000 census records available for the last name Simons. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Simons 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 33,000 immigration records available for the last name Simons. 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 38,000 military records available for the last name Simons. For the veterans among your Simons ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Simons Life Expectancy

What is the average Simons lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Simons life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Simons in 1941 was 42, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Simons

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Simons 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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