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Symons Name Meaning

English (Cornwall and Devon):: variant of Simons . variant of Simmons .

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


Similar surnames: Simons, Symonds, Symon, Simmons, Syms, Symes, Hamons, Salmons, Semon

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Where is the Symons family from?

You can see how Symons families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Symons family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Symons families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 215 Symons families living in Ontario. This was about 69% of all the recorded Symons's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Symons families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Symons surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Symons ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Income were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Symons. 21% of Symons men worked as a Farmer and 14% of Symons women worked as an Income. Some less common occupations for Americans named Symons were Laborer and Farmer. .

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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
    21%
  • Labourer
    10%
  • Gardener
    8%
  • Laborer
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Income
    14%
  • Market Gardener
    14%
  • Teacher
    14%
  • Farmer
    14%
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Census Records

There are 102,000 census records available for the last name Symons. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Symons 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 39,000 immigration records available for the last name Symons. 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 8,000 military records available for the last name Symons. For the veterans among your Symons ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Symons lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Symons life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Symons in 1945 was 32, and 81 in 2004.

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