I am a Simmons, as was my father and (supposedly) grandfather. Beyond that I'm stuck. Father born in 1908, grandfather died before 1910. My DNA results show me related as close as maybe 4 generations to a person named Fortenberry in the paternal line, and to a Faulkenberry maybe 5 or 6 generations in the paternal line. I have no close Simmons DNA relatives. Does anyone know of a Fortenberry or Faulkenberry who changed his name to Simmons for whatever reason? Could there be any other explaination?