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Samples Early Origins



The surname Samples 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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Samples Spelling Variations


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Samples Spelling Variations



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

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Samples Early History


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Samples Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Samples 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 Samples History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Samples Early Notables (pre 1700)


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

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Samples In Ireland


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Samples In Ireland



Some of the Samples 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:

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 emigrated to the United States from Skelmeisdale, England, in 1913
  • Hugh Lee Samples, aged 31, who arrived at Gary, Indiana, in 1924

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Contemporary Notables of the name Samples (post 1700)


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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
  • 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

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    2. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    3. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    4. Browne, James. The History of Scotland it's Highlands, Regiments and Clans 8 Volumes. Edinburgh: Francis A Niccolls & Co, 1909. Print.
    5. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    6. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and Don Pottinger. Clan Map Scotland of Old. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1983. Print.
    7. Scots Kith and Kin And Illustrated Map Revised 2nd Edition. Edinburgh: Clan House/Albyn. Print.
    8. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    9. Warner, Philip Warner. Famous Scottish Battles. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-76070-004-4).
    10. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Scots Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Mordern Application of the Art and Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
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    The Samples Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Samples 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 22 October 2015 at 09:11.

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