Simplin Family History

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Simplin Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.


Similar surnames: Simpkin, Timlin, Simkin, Camplin, Simpson, Pamplin, Simpler, Gimlin

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Simplin Family Origin

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Simplin Family Occupations

What did your Simplin ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Engineer and Cutlery Etcher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Simplin. 25% of Simplin men worked as an Engineer and 34% of Simplin women worked as a Cutlery Etcher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Simplin were Steel Moulder (heavy) and Private Sen Steel Works

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Engineer
    25%
  • Painter Steelworks (retired)
    25%
  • Porter
    25%
  • Steel Moulder (heavy)
    25%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Cutlery Etcher
    34%
  • Permanently Incapacitated
    34%
  • Private Sen Steel Works
    34%

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

Simplin Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 55 census records available for the last name Simplin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Simplin 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 8 immigration records available for the last name Simplin. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Simplin. For the veterans among your Simplin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Simplin Life Expectancy

What is the average Simplin lifespan?

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Simplin 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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