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Simons Family History

Simons Name Meaning

English, North German, and Dutch: patronymic from Simon.

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

Similar surnames: Simon, Simmons, Simonis, Symons, Simoes, Simonsen, Simonson, Simson

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Where is the Simons family from?

You can see how Simons families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Simons family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Simons families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 356 Simons families living in Ontario. This was about 47% of all the recorded Simons's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Simons families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Simons surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Simons ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Simons. 34% of Simons men worked as a Farmer and 15% of Simons women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Simons were Carpenter and Teacher.

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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
  • Laborer
  • Labourer
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Housekeeper
  • Stenographer
  • Student
  • Teacher
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Census Records

There are 267,000 census records available for the last name Simons. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Simons 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 33,000 immigration records available for the last name Simons. 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 38,000 military records available for the last name Simons. For the veterans among your Simons ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Simons lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Simons life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Simons in 1941 was 42, and 75 in 2004.

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