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Simpson Family History

Simpson Name Meaning
Scottish and northern English: patronymic from Sim.English: habitational name from any of three places in Devon, so named from Old English personal name Sigewine + tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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2,044,514 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
187,546 Military Records
185,153 Immigration Records
1,512,681 Census and Voter Lists
2,972,525 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Simpson Families

  • Number of Simpson families
     757 - 1,511
     253 - 756
     1 - 252
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Simpson families
     4,536 - 9,069
     1,513 - 4,535
     1 - 1,512
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Simpson families
     1,338 - 2,674
     447 - 1,337
     1 - 446
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Simpson Family Origin

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Simpson Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Simpson

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Simpson Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Simpson Civil War Service Records

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