Semple Family History

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Semple Name Meaning

Scottish and northern Irish: nickname from Middle English, Old French simple ‘simple’, ‘straightforward’, ‘humble’ (Latin simplus).

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

Similar surnames: Temple, Hemple, Selle, Staple, Serpe, Empie, Kemble, Sample, Searle

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Semple Family Origin

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Semple Family Occupations

What did your Semple ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Builders Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Semple. 15% of Semple men worked as a Builders Labourer and 87% of Semple women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Semple were Incapacitated and Unpaid Domestic

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Builders Labourer
  • Colliery Hewer
  • Cowman
  • Incapacitated

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Housewife
  • Cook
  • Unpaid Domestic

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Semple Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 39,000 census records available for the last name Semple. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Semple 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 9,000 immigration records available for the last name Semple. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 5,000 military records available for the last name Semple. For the veterans among your Semple ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Semple Life Expectancy

What is the average Semple lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Semple life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1940, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Semple in 1940 was 35, and 73 in 2004.

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