Simon family page
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Origin of Surname
This surname is of pre-written historical origins. It ultimately derives from the Hebrew personal name Shimeon, meaning "one who harkens". In England the name generally takes the form of Simon, partly as a result of association with the pre-existing Greek byname from "simos", meaning snub-nosed. The first European recording of Simon as a personal name is probably that of Simonus, a monk, in the register of St Benets, Holme Abbey, Norfolk, England, in the year 1134.
The earliest Simon baptisms on record start in 1601, but it is known that Cardin Simon was born in St John, Jersey in 1585, the son of Jacques (1552), and brother of Collette (1587-1621).
- Simmons, probably a separate family
- Simonet, a separate family
- Descendants of Jean Simon
- Descendants of Josue Simon
- Descendants of Jean Simon of England
- Descendants of Nicolas Symon
- Descendants of Samuel Simon
Great War service
Simon children photographed by Ernest Baudoux
- Samuel Simon was a jeweller at 17 King Street in the 1850s ...
- ... and was probably the silversmith, jeweller and watch and clock maker S Simon who was at 1 Queen Street in 1880
- Grocer P Simon was at 35 Queen Street in the 1830s
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The grave of Great War casualty Charles Stanley Simon at Cement House Cemetery, Belgium