William Simmons

28 August 1736–
Duxbury, Plymouth Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of William

When William Simmons was born on 28 August 1736, in Duxbury, Plymouth Colony, British Colonial America, his father, Moses Simmons, was 56 and his mother, Rachel Sampson, was 45. He married Hannah Pierce on 4 December 1760, in Plymouth, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters.

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William Simmons
Hannah Pierce
Marriage: 4 December 1760
Persis Simmons
William Simmons
Seth Simmons
Abigail Simmons

Spouse and Children

4 December 1760
Plymouth, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America


    Persis Simmons


    Seth Simmons


    Abigail Simmons


    William Simmons


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+5 More Children

Name Meaning

English (southern): patronymic either from the personal name Simon ( see Simon ) or, as Reaney and Wilson suggest, from the medieval personal name Simund (composed of Old Norse sig ‘victory’ + mundr ‘protection’), which after the Norman Conquest was taken as an equivalent Simon, with the result that the two names became confused.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Sources (2)

  • William Simmons, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"
  • William Simons, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"

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