Simson Family History

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Simson Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Sim. German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Samson.

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

Similar surnames: Samson, Simon, Simpson, Sibson, Simmon, Simonson, Simison, Stimson

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Simson Family Origin

Where is the Simson family from?

Simson Family Occupations

What did your Simson ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Simson occupation in the UK was Farmer. 7% of Simson's were Farmers. Farmer, Annuitant and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Simson. A less common occupation for the Simson family was Carman.

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  • Farmer

  • Annuitant

  • Labourer

  • Carman


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

Simson Historical Records

What Simson family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 37,000 census records available for the last name Simson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Simson 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Simson. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Simson. For the veterans among your Simson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Simson Life Expectancy

What is the average Simson lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Simson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1992, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Simson in 1962 was 67, and 83 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Simson

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Simson 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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