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Sempill History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Early Origins of the Sempill family


The surname Sempill 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 Sempill family


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Sempill Spelling Variations


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

Early Notables of the Sempill 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 Sempill family to Ireland


Some of the Sempill family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Sempill 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..

Contemporary Notables of the name Sempill (post 1700)


  • Hugh Sempill (1596-1654), Scottish mathematician, eponym of the Simpelius crater on the Moon

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