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Recorded in the spellings of Symson, Simson and Simpson, this is an Anglo-Scottish surname with two distinct possible origins. The first and most generally accepted being a patronymic form of the medieval male name 'Simme', claimed to be a variant of the Greek 'Simon'. This is probably correct, and as such would have been introduced into Britain by the 12th century Crusaders. However it is also possible that 'Simme' was a short form of the pre 7th century Olde English 'Sigmund'. Either way early recordings of the surname include Johannes Symmeson, in the Poll Tax rolls of Yorkshire in 1379, and John Simpson, in the Calverley charters of Yorkshire in 1397...

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Ryan Simpson

So was Simpson or Simon a name used in Ancient Greek, meaning Simpsons part Greek?

Dale Simpson

Were there any Simons brought from Isreal by King Richard back to England in the 12 Century?

Barbara Simpson Esensee

I’m looking for Simpson Family members of My grandfather James Simpson. He was born in Ireland and later moved to Scotland. My father and his siblings were born in Glasgow.


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