Simmons Family History

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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 Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Simmons name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Simmons. 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


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Benin/Togo


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Simmons Family Origin

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Simmons Family Occupations

What did your Simmons ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Agricultural Labourer, Labourer and Coal Miner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Simmons. A less common occupation for the Simmons family was Farmer. The most common Simmons occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 5% of Simmons's were Agricultural Labourers.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Labourer

  • Coal Miner

  • Farmer


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Simmons Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 970,000 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 76,000 immigration records available for the last name Simmons. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 170,000 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

What is the average Simmons lifespan?

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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