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The surname Sample was first found in Renfrewshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Rinn Frił), 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.

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


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Sample research. Another 285 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1280, 1315, 1489, 1558, 1621, 1643, 1741, 1566, 1625, 1591, 1600, 1595, 1663, 1640, 1616, 1682 and 1667 are included under the topic Early Sample History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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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...

Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Sample Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Some of the Sample family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 119 words (8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Sample Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Sample, who landed in Maryland in 1653

Sample Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Lawrence Sample, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1765

Sample Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James Sample, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1808
  • Richard Sample, aged 23, landed in New York in 1812
  • David Sample, who landed in America in 1819
  • Mr. Sample, who arrived in Mobile, Ala in 1822
  • Manuel Sample, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1833
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Sample Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Nathanl Sample, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1750

Sample Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Margaret Sample, aged 23, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Ambassador" in 1834

Sample Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • George Sample arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Weymouth" in 1866
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  • Steven Browning Sample (1940-2016), American educator, 10th President of the University of Southern California (1991-2010), 12th President of the University at Buffalo (1982-1991)
  • Samuel Caldwell Sample (1796-1855), United States Representative
  • Alexander King Sample (b. 1960), American prelate of the Roman Catholic Church
  • James W. Sample (1910-1995), American conductor
  • Steve Sample Sr., renowned American bandleader, arranger, composer and jazz educator
  • William Dodge Sample (1898-1945), American Rear Admiral in the United States Navy and an Escort Carrier Division commander
  • Junior Sample (1926-1983), American comedian
  • William Amos Sample (b. 1955), former American professional baseball player
  • John B. Sample Jr. (1937-2005), American football defensive back
  • Joseph Leslie "Joe" Sample (b. 1939), American pianist, keyboard player and composer
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Citations



    Other References

    1. Fairbairn,. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    2. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    3. Warner, Philip Warner. Famous Scottish Battles. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-76070-004-4).
    4. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Martine, Roddy, Roderick Martine and Don Pottinger. Scottish Clan and Family Names Their Arms, Origins and Tartans. Edinburgh: Mainstream, 1992. Print.
    6. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    7. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and David Hicks. The Highland Clans The Dynastic Origins, Cheifs and Background of the Clans. New York: C.N. Potter, 1968. Print.
    9. Catholic Directory For Scotland. Glasgow: Burns Publications. Print.
    10. Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. Print.
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    The Sample Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Sample Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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