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Symes Surname Origin
Supposed to be a variation of Sims, from Simon or Simeon.
Source: An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names With an Essay on their Derivation and Import; Arthur, William, M.A.; New York, NY: Sheldon, Blake, Bleeker & CO., 1857.
Symes Surname Meaning and Family Facts
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A Symes Family History Thought:
'The past isn't dead. It isn't even past.' --William Faulkner