What does the name Simpson mean?
Simpson is a patronymic surname with English and Scottish roots, where it has been found as early as the 1300s. Simpson derives from someone being the son or descendant of a person called Simon, of which the diminutive or pet name is Sim or Simme. The surname was popular as a given name in medieval England and Scotland and has arisen throughout Britain independently, with no single 'Simpson family' that individuals can claim descent from.
The earliest occurrence of the Simpson surname in our family history documents is from 1491, and we currently have 2,267,522 records where Simpson appears.
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Typical jobs for Simpsons
Hard-working people, the Simpsons. 2540 worked in domestic service, according to the 1901 Census.
Where most Simpsons lived
In the 1900s, you’d probably bump into a Simpson in Yorkshire.
Simpsons’ criminal history
How do we put this... Not all Simpsons were angels, apparently. We found 2492 in criminal records.
Simpsons in World War I
According to the World War I records, 4082 Simpsons served in the First World War.