Simpson Family History

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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

Similar surnames: Sibson, Kimpton, Lipson, Sampson, Impson, Plimpton, Simson, Simon

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Simpson Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Simpson name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Simpson. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Norway


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Simpson Family Origin

Where is the Simpson family from?

Simpson Family Occupations

What did your Simpson ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Simpson occupation in the UK was Farmer. 4% of Simpson's were Farmers. Farmer, Coal Miner and Agricultural Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Simpson. A less common occupation for the Simpson family was Labourer.

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  • Farmer

  • Coal Miner

  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Labourer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Simpson ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Simpson Historical Records

What Simpson family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 1 million census records available for the last name Simpson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Simpson census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 206,000 immigration records available for the last name Simpson. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 209,000 military records available for the last name Simpson. For the veterans among your Simpson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Simpson Life Expectancy

What is the average Simpson lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Simpson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Simpson in 1940 was 41, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Simpson

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Simpson ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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