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Gene

Name origin: Greek

Name meaning: Well-born

 
Simmons

Name origin: English (southern)

Name meaning: patronymic either from the personal name Simon (see Simon) or, as Reaney and Wilson suggest, from the medieval personal name Simund (composed of Old Norse sig ‘victory’ + mundr ‘protection’), which after the Norman Conquest was taken as an equivalent Simon, with the result that the two names became confused.

 
 
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