Maps for the surnames Morshead and Symons

You can find maps of these in 1861 for comparison here.

Symons is the main spelling form of all those surnames that derive from the original Symon. This was a popular biblical name in the middle ages. The Symons group of spellings in Cornwall accounted for 62% of Symons/Simmons/Semmens in the 1950s, a proportion unchanged from the mid-1600s, when Symon and Symons comprised 66% of the total. In the early 1500s however, only a handful were not spelt Symon.

Remember, if you want information on a surname that hasn’t appeared in my book or been a subject of a previous blog do let me know.

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