Samples History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Samples research. Another 143 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1280, 1315, 1489, 1558, 1621, 1643, 1741, 1566, 1625, 1591, 1600, 1595, 1663, 1640, 1616, 1682, 1667, 1596, 1654, 1566, 1625, 1564, 1545, 1577, 1644, 1680, 1666, 1677, 1700, 1782, 1749, 1749, 1757 and 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, best known for his ballad, "The Life and Death of Habbie Simpson, Piper of Kilbarchan" (c. 1640); and Francis Sempill (1616?-1682), Deputy Sheriff of Renfrewshire (1667.) 
Hugh Sempill or Semple (1596-1654), was a Scottish mathematician, born at Craigevar and was was nephew of Colonel William Sempill. Sir James Sempill (1566-1625) of Beltrees, called by Knox 'the dancer,' was eldest son of John Sempill. His father and mother were special favourites of the queen...
Another 126 words (9 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Samples Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
In the United States, the name Samples is the 3,682nd most popular surname with an estimated 7,461 people with that name. 
Migration of the Samples family to Ireland
Some of the Samples family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 123 words (9 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Samples migration to the United States +
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 
Samples Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- John Samples, who arrived in Savanna(h), Georgia in 1733 
Samples Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Ada Samples, aged 30, who settled in America, in 1907
- Alexander Samples, aged 36, who immigrated 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 Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Oklahoma, 1996 
- 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 
- Greg Samples, American politician, Representative from Tennessee 2nd District, 1994, 1998; Independent Candidate for U.S. Senator from Tennessee, 1996 
- Floyd J. Samples, American Republican politician, Candidate for West Virginia State Senate 9th District, 1936 
- Ed Samples, American Republican politician, Candidate for West Virginia State House of Delegates from Wirt County, 1950 
- Mike Samples (b. 1950), former professional Canadian football player
Related Stories +
- ^ Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
- ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
- ^ 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)
- ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 22) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html