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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  • SIMENON (G.) — Georges Simenon est l’auteur d’une de ces œuvres qui sont à elles seules tout un univers. Marcel Aymé n’a t il pas dit de lui qu’il était “un Balzac, sans les longueurs”? En effet, comme le souligne Alain Bertrand, “Simenon exprime peu pour sous… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Simenon — ist der Familienname folgender Personen. Georges Simenon (1903–1989), französischsprachiger Schriftsteller belgischer Herkunft Marc Simenon (1939–1999), französischer Drehbuchautor und Regisseur Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklärung …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Simenon — (izg. simenȏn), Georges (1903 1989) DEFINICIJA belgijski književnik francuskog izraza, pisac o. 300 popularnih kriminalističkih romana, najčešće s komesarom Maigretom kao glavnim likom …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • Simenon — Simenon, Georges …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Simenon — (Georges) (1903 1989) écrivain belge d expression française. Ses très nombreux romans (le plus souvent policiers) valent par leur atmosphère et par une écriture incisive: le Chien jaune (1931), les Fiançailles de M. Hire (1933), la Marie du port… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Simenon —   [sim nɔ̃], Georges, belgischer Schriftsteller französischer Sprache, * Lüttich 13. 2. 1902, ✝ Lausanne 4. 9. 1989; Journalist, unternahm zahlreiche Reisen, lebte u. a. in den USA und Kanada, seit 1957 in der Schweiz. Weltbekannt wurde er durch… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Simenon — [sēm nōn′; ] E [ sē′mə nōn΄] Georges (Joseph Christian) [zhō̂rzh] 1903 89; Fr. novelist, born in Belgium …   English World dictionary

  • Simenon — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Georges Simenon, écrivain belge d expression française. Marc Simenon, son fils. Voir aussi L Heure Simenon (série télévisée) et Centre d études et Fonds… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Simenon — noun French writer (born in Belgium) best known for his detective novels featuring Inspector Maigret (1903 1989) • Syn: ↑Georges Simenon, ↑Georges Joseph Christian Simenon • Instance Hypernyms: ↑writer, ↑author …   Useful english dictionary

  • Simenon — biographical name Georges ( Joseph Christian) 1903 1989 French (Belgian born) writer …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Simenon — /seemeu nawonn /, n. Georges (Joseph Christian) /zhawrddzh zhoh zef krddees tyaonn /, born 1903, French writer of detective novels, born in Belgium. * * * …   Universalium

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