The name ‘Simon’ originates from England, France, Germany, Israel. It is derived from the Hebrew personnal name ‘Shim’on’, which is probably derived from the verb ‘Sham’a’ which means to hearken. In many vernacular versions of the Old Testament, the name is rendered as ‘Simeon’.In the New Testament, the name is rendered as ‘Simon’, partly as a result of association with the pre-exixting Greek byname ‘Simon’ (from the word ‘simos’ meaning snub-nosed). Both ‘Simeon’, and ‘Simon’, were in use as given names in Western Europe from the Middle ages onwards. Variant´s: ‘Simeon’, ‘Simion’, ‘Symon’. Compiled information from Historical and Private archive’s has confirmed that the surname ‘Simon’ and or it’s variant’s, dates as far back as the 13th century were a ‘John Simond’, from the County of Oxfordshire, England, is recorded on the Hundred Rolls in 1273. The exact period of settlement in North America has not been definately determined but Information extracted from Public and Civil registry archive’s confirm that one of the first settlers was a certain ‘Paul Simons’, aged 18, a carpenter by trade, from the city of London, E… Coat of arms: Gules a wing bet…
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