based on the COA at
and Around the World
Origin: English; First found in Devonshire and in Cornwall, where the family held a family seat since ancient times.
The arms is as follows: "Per
fess, the chief sable two trefoils argent, and base argent with sable trefoil"
"Black and Silver with three three-leafed clovers and a border"
or "Black and gold shield with a pale counterchanged and three gold trefoils.
Trefoil (three leaf clover)
Sable (Black) - Constancy, Grief
Argent (Silver or White) - Sincerity, Peace
Notes: Other graphics can be located at: House
of Arms, Free
Coats of Arms (this one seems different from the others).
Description from James Wolf Heraldry: "Coat of Arms: A black and gold shield with a pale counterchanged and three gold trefoils."
The Simmons name is a sept of the Scottish Fraser clan,
whose badge can be seen on the House of Names link above as well as here from My
Here is a (related) heraldic bookplate from the Notre
Dame Bookplate Registry.
Image - Copyright © 2004 - 2006, Ken Mraz