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Recorded in over one hundred surname spellings throughout Europe, this interesting surname is of pre- written historical origins. It ultimately derives from the Hebrew personal name "Shimeon", meaning "one who harkens". The surname forms include Simon (English), Simeon, Siomon, Schimon (Jewish), Simeoni (Italian), Si, Sias, and Simao (German and Polish), Schimann (Czech), Ziemen (Prussian), and the national diminutives and patronymics such as Simonson, (England), Simonett (France), Simonetti (Italy), Siaspinski and Siaskowski (Polish-German) Ziemke (German), Ziemecki (Slavonic, and many, others. In England the name generally takes the form of Simon, partly as a result of association with the pre-existing Greek byname "Simon", from "simos", meaning snub-nosed. The first European recording of "Simon" as a personal name is probably that of "Simonus", a monk, in the 1134 Register of St. Benets, Holme Abbey, Norfolk, England. The surname first appears in the latter half of the 13th Century (see below), Pieter Ziemke, of Hamburg, Germany, in 1289, and William Simon in the 1291 Calendar of Letter Books of the City of London. Other recordings from medieval times include Ernest Symers of Bremen, Germany, in 1262, and John Simon in the Subsidy Rolls of County Sussex, England, in 1296. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of John Simond, which was dated 1273, in the "Hundred Rolls of Oxfordshire", during the reign of King Edward 1, known as "The Hammer of the Scots", 1272 - 1307. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.


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The nationality of Siman is often complicated to determine because countries change over time, leaving the nation of origin a mystery. The original ethnicity of Siman may be difficult to determine based on whether the family name came in to being organically and independently in multiple locales; for example, in the case of last names that are based on a craft, which can come into being in multiple places independently (such as the surname "Archer" which was given to people who were bowmen).

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The meaning of Siman come may come from a trade, such as the name "Miller" which referred to the profession of working in a mill. Some of these trade-based last names can be a profession in another language. For this reason it is essential to know the country of origin of a name, and the languages used by its progenitors. Many names like Siman originate from religious texts such as the Bhagavadgītā, the Quran, the Bible, and so on. Commonly these surnames relate to a religious expression such as "Grace of God".

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In times when literacy was uncommon, names such as Siman were transcribed based on their pronunciation when people's names were written in public records. This could have given rise misspellings of Siman. Knowing misspellings and alternate spellings of the Siman surname are important to understanding the possible origins of the name. Family names like Siman transform in how they're written as they travel across tribes, family unions, and languages over the years.

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