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Sympson Surname Meaning

English (Surrey and Sussex):: variant of Simpson . in southern England where patronymics in -son were rare in medieval times perhaps an altered form of Sampson .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Sampson, Symon, Simpson, Simson, Lyson, Amason, Timpson, Stimpson

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Where is the Sympson family from?

You can see how Sympson families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sympson family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Sympson families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 6 Sympson families living in Quebec. This was about 67% of all the recorded Sympson's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Sympson families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Sympson surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Sympson ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Sympson. 39% of Sympson men worked as a Farmer and 46% of Sympson women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Sympson were Machinist and Housekeeper. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    39%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Soldier
    6%
  • Machinist
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    46%
  • Teacher
    28%
  • Housekeeper
    28%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Sympson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sympson 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 312 immigration records available for the last name Sympson. 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 497 military records available for the last name Sympson. For the veterans among your Sympson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Sympson lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Sympson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Sympson in 1956 was 55, and 81 in 2004.

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