Simon Name Meaning

English, French, German, Dutch, Spanish (Simón), Czech and Slovak (Šimon), Slovenian, Hungarian, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from the personal name, Hebrew Shim‘on, which is probably derived from the verb sham‘a ‘to hearken’. In the Vulgate and in many vernacular versions of the Old Testament, this is usually rendered Simeon. In the Greek New Testament, however, the name occurs as Simon, as a result of assimilation to the pre-existing Greek byname Simon (from simos ‘snub-nosed’). Both Simon and Simeon were in use as personal names in western Europe from the Middle Ages onward. In Christendom the former was always more popular, at least in part because of its associations with the apostle Simon Peter, the brother of Andrew. In Britain there was also confusion from an early date with Anglo-Scandinavian forms of Sigmund (see Siegmund), a name whose popularity was reinforced at the Conquest by the Norman form Simund.

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


Similar surnames: Simos, Simeon, Siman, Sion, Simo, Siemon, Limon, Simons, Maimon

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  • Farmer

    8%
  • Coal Miner

    7%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    4%
  • Blacksmith

    3%

In 1881, Farmer, Coal Miner and Agricultural Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Simon. The most common Simon occupation in the UK was Farmer. 8% of Simon's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Simon family was Blacksmith.

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Between 1941 and 2004, Simon life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Simon in 1941 was 47, and 76 in 2004.

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