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in the U.S.
since 1880
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in the U.S.
in 2010

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Meanings and Origins

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  1. A southern English patronymic surname from the given name Simon.

Notable Persons Named Simmons

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Simmons Jones Baker was a Member of the North Carolina Senate, Representing Martin County, Member of the North CarolinaHouse of Commons, Member of theNorth Carolina Senate, RepresentingMartin County, border|link=|50px, Member of theNorth CarolinaHouse of Commons, 18th . Simmons was born on February 15th, 1775 in Hertford County, North Carolina. He died on August 18th, 1853.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Simmons

J. K. Simmons is an actor and voice actor. He has been prominent since 1973. J. was given the name Jonathan Kimble Simmons on January 9th, 1955 in Grosse Pointe, Michigan, U.S.


DMX is a hip hop music musician. His most notable accomplishments were from 1991 to present. DMX was given the name Earl Simmons on December 18th, 1970 in , U.S.


Ben Simmons is a basketball player for the LSU Tigers and LSU Tigers basketball in the Southeastern Conference. Ben was born on July 20th, 1996 in Melbourne.


Gene Simmons is a heavy metal music and hard rock musician. He plays Cort Guitars and Spector. He has had major accomplishments since 1963. Gene was given the name Chaim Witz on August 25th, 1949 in Tirat Carmel. Gene is also known as The Demon and Dr. Love/God of Thunder.


Richard Simmons is a fitness/weight loss guru and physical fitness. Richard was given the name Milton Teagle Simmons on July 12th, 1948 in New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.


Russell Simmons is a co-founder of def jam and founder of phat farm, all def digital, global grind, def pictures, argyleculture, tantris, american classics, def jam recordings, russell simmons, and co-founder ofdef jamand founder ofphat farm. Russell was given the name Russell Wendell Simmons on October 4th, 1957 in Queens, New York, United States.


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Popularity of Simmons as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Simmons U.S.
  White 57.91% 64.26%
  African American 36.15% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.47% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.67% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.52% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.29% 16.26%

Of Last Name Simmons

People with the last name Simmons are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Simmons

  • How Popular is the name Simmons? Simmons is the 64,151st most popular name of all time. As a last name Simmons was the 114th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Simmons have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 17 babies born with the first name Simmons in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Simmons? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1913 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Simmons first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Simmons is Saturday, February 8th, 1879.
  • What year had the most people named Simmons born? The highest recorded use of the first name Simmons was in 1919 with a total of 7 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Simmons: Your name in reverse order is Snommis. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Isnsomm. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Simmons? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 210,182 people with the last name Simmons.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Simmons? Simmons was ranked as the 114th most popular last name but is still less than 0.1% of the population!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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