HISTORY OF THE SYMONS NAME :
This typically East Anglican surname is derived from the
Hebrew personal name "Shim' on", which is probably connected with
the verb "sham'a" "to hearken". Coming from this the personal
name Simon is found in the New Testament and was to give rise to numerous
variants in all the countries of
As the surname
developed it was to include numerous variants, such as Symonds, Symons, and
Simmons. The marriage of Thomas Symons ns and Agneta Wever was recorded at
St. Bartholomew the Less,
/ Simmons family including
Small numbers by a name refer to personal number in listing eg HENRY 2 SIMMONS – see 2.
1.~ ~ ~ SAMUEL SYMONS was
living with his parents in Bodinland,
Children of SAMUEL SYMONS and ELIZA MAY included:
HENRY 2 SIMMONS, born 1863.
born 19 April 1864. Arthur is recorded
as living at 200 Middle Hill in 1871 and from 1881-1891 was resident at
Sunnyside Mills, in Bolton, Lancashire (Sunnymills was a famous cotton company) Arthur settled in
born 1868. Etta is recorded as living at
200 Middle Hill in 1871 and from 1881-1891, like her brother Arthur, was
resident at Sunnyside Mills, in Bolton,
born 1871. Like his siblings Samuel was
a resident at Sunnyside Mills, in Bolton,
2. ~ ~ ~ HENRY SIMMONS (SAMUEL) was born in 1863. In 1881 Henry was employed as a Coachman to
Sir Henry Lee of Tootal Broadhurst & Lee (a famous cotton company in
Children of HENRY SIMMONS and MARTHA WRIGHT included:
CHARLES HENRY SIMMONS, born 1886; died 1956.
STANLEY SIMMONS, born 1889; died 1953.
Stanely immigrated to
ARTHUR WRIGHT SIMMONS, born 25 November 1899; died 1930. Arthur married ANNIE HOWARTH and they had two sons.
Please note that in keeping to genealogy publishing protocol I have not included information about later generations including living persons. If you have a family connection please contact me for further information.
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