SÍOMÓN - Irish Names and Surnames

AuthorRev Patrick Woulfe
Date1923
SourceIrish Names and Surnames

SÍOMÓN, genitive -óin, SÍOMONN, genitive -oinn, SÍOMÚN, genitive -úin, Simon; Hebrew — Shim'on (Simeon), from the root sháma', to hear (compare Gen. XXIX 33); Greek form Σιμóν (Simon), confused with Anglo-Saxon Sigemund, 'victory-protection'; the first name of St. Peter and the name of another of the Apostles; rather common among the early Anglo-Norman settlers in Ireland. Latin — Simon, -onis.

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Note: The old Irish letters used in the original text* have been converted to the Roman alphabet for this online version, and the lenited (or dotted) consonants changed to their aspirated equivalents, i.e. the dotted 'c' has been altered to 'ch', the dotted 'g' to 'gh', and the dotted 'm' to 'mh', etc. For example, in the name Caoimgin (Kevin), where the 'm' and 'g' are both dotted (ṁ, ġ) in the old Irish lettering, the name has been converted here to the modern Irish equivalent of Caoimhghin.

* Sloinnte Gaedheal is Gall: Irish Names and Surnames by Rev. Patrick Woulfe, 1923.

See also O’Hart’s Irish Pedigrees for individual family genealogies
Matheson’s Surnames in Ireland on Ancestry.com

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