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Major George Simmons

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Origins of surname

The name means 'son of Simon'. Simon, from the personal name, has two derivations - the biblical Simeon, meaning 'hearken', and the Greek Simon meaning 'snub-nosed'.

Early records

Jersey baptism records, with a variety of spellings, date back to the mid-18th century.

George Le Breton Simmons, born in Jersey in July 1841, died at sea on passage home from Bombay in 1869.

Variants

  • Simmons
  • Simmonds
  • Simmond
  • Simmens

Family records

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Family trees



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Church records



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Great War service


  • Albert Harold Simmonds (1889- ) (Gr) son of Edward and Elizabeth, Air Mechanic, RAF
  • Dennis Simmonds (St B), Sergeant, Labour Corps
  • Edward Francis Simmonds (1886- ) (Gr) son of Edward Joseph and Elizabeth, Driver RFA
  • Stanley Ernest Simmons (1884- ) (St H) son of Arthur and Elizabeth Jane Mary Blampied, Private, RAF
  • William George Simmons (1885- ) (St H) son of Albert and Bridget, Private, RASC
  • William Gore Simmons (1881- ) (St H) son of George and Alice Gore, Gunner, RGA
  • William Henry Simmons (1882- ) (St H) son of Arthur and Elizabeth Jane Mary Blampied, Private, Wiltshire Regiment


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Family wills


These wills created by members of the Simmons family are now held by Jersey Archive. By visiting the archive site and using the names, dates and reference numbers shown here, it is possible to view a copy of each will. You will have to subscribe to the Archive's online service to do this. To find out more about this collection, which covers the period from 1663 to 1948, and how to search for your family's wills there, visit our Jersey wills page

  • Anne Simmons of St Helier, widow - 17 September 1880, D/Y/A/41
  • George Simmons of St Helier, late Major 13 March 1858 - D/Y/A/29
  • George Simmons, 13 Columbus Street, St Helier - 21 February 1945, D/Y/A/113
  • James Simmons of Portsea, Co Southampton, Boatswain of HM Dock Yard near Portsmouth, desires to be buried in the Churchyard in Portsea 5 February 1822 - D/Y/A/19
  • John Simmons, mariner of St George in the East, co Middlesex Includes a copy of probate from the Archbishop of Canterbury 6 June 1739 - D/Y/A/7
  • Rosa Simmons née Perrier, 1 Norfolk Terrace, Rouge Bouillon, St Helier - 10 May 1939, D/Y/A/104
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