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Early Origins of the Samples family


The surname Samples 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 Samples family


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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 Samples History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Samples Spelling Variations


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

Early Notables of the Samples 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...
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Migration of the Samples family to Ireland


Some of the Samples family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Samples family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Samples Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Margaret Samples, who arrived in Maryland in 1652-1653 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Samples Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Samples, who arrived in Savanna(h), Georgia in 1733 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Samples Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Ada Samples, aged 30, who settled in America, in 1907
  • Alexander Samples, aged 36, who emigrated to the United States from Skelmeisdale, England, in 1913
  • Hugh Lee Samples, aged 31, who arrived at Gary, Indiana, in 1924

Contemporary Notables of the name Samples (post 1700)


  • Keith Samples, American film and television director, producer and writer
  • Junior Samples (1926-1983), American comedian best known for his 14-year run as a cast member of the TV show Hee Haw
  • Ken Samples, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Oklahoma, 1996 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 22) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Harvey Samples, American politician, Member of West Virginia State House of Delegates 5th District, 1877; Member of West Virginia State Senate 6th District, 1881-84 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 22) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Greg Samples, American politician, Representative from Tennessee 2nd District, 1994, 1998; Independent Candidate for U.S. Senator from Tennessee, 1996 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 22) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Floyd J. Samples, American Republican politician, Candidate for West Virginia State Senate 9th District, 1936 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 22) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Ed Samples, American Republican politician, Candidate for West Virginia State House of Delegates from Wirt County, 1950 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 22) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Mike Samples (b. 1950), former professional Canadian football player

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Citations


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 22) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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