Last name: SIMPSON

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SIMPSON : This last name is indexed 818,916 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

SIMPSON : 1: Scottish (Lanarkshire) and English: patronymic from the Middle English and Older Scots personal name Sim(m) Sime (see Sim) + -son.2: English: occasionally a variant of Sumsion with unrounding of the vowel before the nasal consonant a dialect feature of southwestern England.3: English: habitational name from any of the three places called Simpson or one called Zemson all in Devon. The one in Holsworthy parish derives from an uncertain first element + Old English tūn ‘farmstead estate’ while the one in Diptford comes from the Old English personal name Sigewine (genitive Sigewines) + Old English tūn. Both the one in Torbryan and Zempson in Dean Prior probably also have the same origin as the Diptford placename.

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