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Sample Early Origins



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.

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Sample Spelling Variations


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Sample Spelling Variations



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

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Sample Early History


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Sample Early History



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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Sample Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Sample Early Notables (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...

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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Sample In Ireland


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Sample In Ireland



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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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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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Contemporary Notables of the name Sample (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Sample (post 1700)



  • 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
  • ... (Another 18 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Fulton, Alexander. Scotland and Her Tartans: The Romantic Heritage of the Scottish Clans and Families. Godalming: Bramley, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-86283-880-0).
    2. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    3. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    4. Catholic Directory For Scotland. Glasgow: Burns Publications. Print.
    5. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    6. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    7. Martine, Roddy, Roderick Martine and Don Pottinger. Scottish Clan and Family Names Their Arms, Origins and Tartans. Edinburgh: Mainstream, 1992. Print.
    8. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
    9. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. Acts of Malcom IV 1153-65 Volume I Regesta Regum Scottorum 1153-1424. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1960. Print.
    10. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. The Charters of David I The Written Acts of David I King of Scots, 1124-53 and of His Son Henry, Earl of Northumerland, 1139-52. Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 1999. Print.
    11. ...

    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.

    This page was last modified on 29 November 2016 at 20:55.

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