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Symonds or Simons or Simmonds

Posted: 2 Jan 2014 9:19PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Sijmonds, Symonds, Simmonds
Looking for my ancestors named Symonds,Sijmonds origin could be Holland -/Dutch Jews

Re: Symonds or Simons or Simmonds

Posted: 5 Jan 2014 8:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
looking over your past po stings what is the connection to Jewish roots???

more info is needed -too vague a posting .

Re: Symonds or Simons or Simmonds

Posted: 7 Jan 2014 5:24PM GMT
Classification: Query
I have little to go on, but have been told they were Dutch Jews who moved to England to avoid religious persecution. The name has been changed to Simonds, Simons, Symons, Simmons.maybe information is too vague, but it is all i have to go on. a researcher in England told me that the name Symonds is not of English origin.

Re: Symonds or Simons or Simmonds

Posted: 9 Jan 2014 10:33PM GMT
Classification: Query
start with the last person who arived in usa ( whole name, place of origin, dob, dod,etc)
with this info you can find the l ocation of the vital records for them in uk and can contact them.(use a goodle search for addresses) there are some free bmd records online for uk.

wherever you start you need a whole name at minimum.

there are some census records on ancestry also.........

Re: Symonds or Simons or Simmonds

Posted: 9 Dec 2014 6:34PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Symonds
John Symonds, my 12 great grand-father on my father's side was born in 1534 in Newport, England. He married Ann Bendbow in 1558 in Shropshire, England. They had one child during their marriage. He died in January 1574 in Great Yeldham, England, at the age of 40.

I am researching a possible Jewish connection through my oldest relative that I could track back to Europe.

Re: Symonds or Simons or Simmonds

Posted: 10 Dec 2014 8:37PM GMT
Classification: Query
You have certainly done an excellent research job to get back to 1500's!

It was my understanding that with the exception of rabbinical families , Jewish families didn't have surnames until late 1700's and mostly early 18oo's.
However, another exception which might apply here were the crypto jews/marranos of Spain
back to 1492 and the great expulsion. There was recently a book about this (My10gnerations )
but even the author had to hire p rofessionals in Spain to research a nd then translate the old Ladino language.. It kproved quite successful.
Wish I could be of more help to you.

Re: Symonds or Simons or Simmonds

Posted: 10 Dec 2014 9:56PM GMT
Classification: Query
Thanks so much. I have some information from a researcher in Spain that I have Jewish ancestry. I will keep on looking.
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