Francois Simon dit Leonard

Brief Life History of Francois

When Francois Simon dit Leonard was born on 17 November 1719, his father, François Simon-Leonard-Bosseron, was 26 and his mother, Susanne Chapron, was 22.

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Family Time Line

François Simon-Leonard-Bosseron
1693–1743
Susanne Chapron
1697–1748
Francois Simon dit Leonard
1719–1719
Marie Simon Leonard
1721–1736
Catherine Simon
1723–1780
Marie Madeleine Simon
1725–1788
Marie Elisabeth Barbe Simon
1727–1735
Elisabeth-Barbe Simon-Leonard
1727–1807
Antoine Simon
1729–1795
Francois Simon Léonard
1729–1810
Antoine Simon dit Leonard
1732–
Marie Josephe Simon Leonard
1734–1779
Marie Suzanne Simon Leonard
1735–
Joseph Simon Leonard
1737–1813
Marie Josephe Simon dit Léonard
1740–1736
Marie Joseph Simon dit Léonard
1740–1779

Sources (1)

  • Acte de baptême de Catherine Simon dit Léonard à Rivière-des-Prairies de Montréal

Name Meaning

English (Lancashire), French, Walloon, Breton, German, Dutch, Hungarian, northern Italian, and Jewish (Ashkenazic); Spanish (Simón); Czech and Slovak (mainly Šimon); Slovenian, Croatian, and Rusyn (from Slovakia) (also Šimon): from the Biblical personal name, Hebrew Shim‘on, which is probably derived from the Hebrew verb sham‘a ‘to hearken’. In the Vulgate and in many vernacular versions of the Old Testament, this is usually rendered Simeon . In the Greek New Testament, however, the name occurs as Simōn, as a result of assimilation to the pre-existing Greek byname Sīmōn (from sīmos ‘snub-nosed’). Both Simon and Simeon were in use as personal names in western Europe from the Middle Ages onward. In Christendom the former was always more popular, at least in part because of its associations with the apostle Simon Peter, the brother of Andrew. In Britain there was also confusion from an early date with Anglo-Scandinavian forms of Sigmund(r) or Sigmund (see Siegmund ), a name whose popularity was reinforced at the Conquest by the Norman form Simund. In North America, this surname has also absorbed cognates from other languages, e.g. Italian Simone , Polish Szymon, Albanian Simoni , and Assyrian/Chaldean or Arabic Shimun, Shamon , or Shamoun , and also their derivatives (see examples at Simons ). See also Shimon .

History: André Simon dit Boucher from France married Marie Martin in Acadia c. 1688. François Simon from Saint-Pair-sur-Mer in Manche, France, married Marie-Dorothée Gagnon in Rivière-Ouelle, QC, in 1744.

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

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