Early Origins of the Sembell family
The surname Sembell 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 Sembell family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Sembell 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 Sembell History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Sembell Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Semple, Simple, Sempill, Sempell, Symple, Sympell and many more.
Early Notables of the Sembell 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... Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Sembell Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Sembell family to Ireland
Some of the Sembell 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.
Migration of the Sembell family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: John Semple settled in Charles Town [Charleston], South Carolina in 1772; Alexander, Francis, Hugh, James, John, Joseph, Lewis
, Mathew, Robert, Samuel and William Semple all arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1870..