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The surname Simmons is primarily of English origin, and it is a patronymic name derived from the given name Simon. The personal name Simon itself has ancient Hebrew origins, coming from the name 'Shimeon', which means 'hearkening' or 'listening'. Over time, as the name spread throughout Europe in various forms due to the popularity of St. Peter (originally named Simon), different cultures adapted the name into surnames. In England, the development included spellings such as Simund, Symond, and eventually Simmons. This particular spelling variation likely developed due to the Middle English influence where 'sone' or 'son' meant 'son of', thus Simmons could be interpreted as 'son of Simon'.