John Frederick Anthony Symonds (c. 1815 – 1852) was a British Army officer and surveyor. He was the son of Admiral Sir William Symonds, the Surveyor of the Navy. Following in his father's footsteps Symonds joined the Royal Engineers in 1833 and, by 1846, had attained the rank of Major. He was awarded the 1843 Patron's Gold Medal by the Royal Geographical Society for his revolutionary surveys in Palestine. Symonds died while serving at Argostoli, in the Greek Ionian Islands.