I have her parents as John Semmens and Elizabeth Ann Thomas both of St. Just, Cornwall. I believe she was named after her father's mother. On her death record (1964) Los Angeles) her mother's maiden name is listed as Thomas. On my line, Symons, Semmons, Semmens and Simmons were used, along with a few other variations. It makes this really fun! I don't know much about the St Just branch -- yet.
Post by Cornish Terrier on Sept 13, 2019 1:47:24 GMT -5
You sure it isn't "Simmons"?
Definitely 'Semmens' in the Divorce Record - and as Zibetha has indicated this is a name that has many variations. It can be found, especially in the older records, as Simmons, Simmonds, Symons, Simons, Semons, Semens, Semmens, Semmons and more. In many cases, particulary marriages, the name might be entered as 'Symons' but if the person being married is able to write then they might sign as 'Semmens'. In other cases the same person might sign as Symons in one document and then Semmens in another years later.