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Simson Family History

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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Where is the Simson family from?

You can see how Simson families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Simson family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Simson families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 66 Simson families living in Ontario. This was about 34% of all the recorded Simson's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Simson families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Simson surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Simson ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Simson. 35% of Simson men worked as a Farmer and 30% of Simson women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Simson were Clerk and Stenographer.

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

Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    35%
  • Laborer
    27%
  • Logger
    8%
  • Clerk
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Housekeeper
    30%
  • Teacher
    30%
  • Storekeeper
    20%
  • Stenographer
    20%
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Census Records

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 Lists

There are 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Simson. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

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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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.

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