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Sampley History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms




Early Origins of the Sampley family


The surname Sampley was first found in Renfrewshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Rinn Friù), a historic county of Scotland, today encompassing the Council Areas of Renfrew, East Renfrewshire, and Iverclyde, in the Strathclyde region of southwestern Scotland, where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Scotland to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

Early History of the Sampley family


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Sampley Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Semple, Simple, Sempill, Sempell, Symple, Sympell and many more.

Early Notables of the Sampley family (pre 1700)


Notable amongst the family at this time was Lord George Sempill; and Sir James Sempill (1566-1625), Scottish Ambassador to England (1591-1600); Robert Sempill, the Younger (1595?-1663?), Scottish poet, best known for his ballad, "The Life and Death of Habbie Simpson, Piper of Kilbarchan" (c. 1640); and Francis Sempill (1616?-1682), Deputy Sheriff...
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Migration of the Sampley family to Ireland


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Migration of the Sampley family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: John Semple settled in Charles Town [Charleston], South Carolina in 1772; Alexander, Francis, Hugh, James, John, Joseph, Lewis, Mathew, Robert, Samuel and William Semple all arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1870..

Contemporary Notables of the name Sampley (post 1700)


  • Ted Sampley (1946-2009), American actor and producer
  • Jameson Arnone Sampley (b. 1980), American actor, known for his roles in Dynasty (1981) and The Hitchhiker (1983)

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