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Simmons Surname Meaning

English (southeastern): variant of Simon with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Simon, Timmons, Kimmons, Simos, Tummons, Simons, Simoes, Simeone

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Where is the Simmons family from?

You can see how Simmons families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Simmons family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Simmons families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 765 Simmons families living in Ontario. This was about 49% of all the recorded Simmons's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Simmons families in 1911.
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What did your Simmons ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Simmons. 33% of Simmons men worked as a Farmer and 12% of Simmons women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Simmons were Farmers Son and Stenographer. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
  • Labourer
  • Laborer
  • Farmers Son

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Clerk
  • Saleslady
  • Student
  • Stenographer
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Census Records

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 Lists

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

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Draft Cards

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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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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