>I am not quite sure where my Simmons comes from. I have not even gotten past my great-grandfather on the Simmons side!
Well, I have one SIMMONS: Henry SIMMONS b. 3 Jan 1630 in Barkham. His father was William Symons II. He had nine children, by two wives, whose names were spelled SIMONS, SIMMONS, SIMONDS, SYMONDS, and SYMONS.
When I get some time (busy week here now) I'll look to see where SIMMONS pops up again. Give me your gfather's data and I'll see if it's in here--that will save me some time!