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Early Origins of the Semple family


The surname Semple 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 Semple 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 Semple History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Semple Spelling Variations


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

Early Notables of the Semple 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 Semple family to Ireland


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


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Semple Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Mary Semple, who arrived in New York in 1739 [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)
  • John Semple, who settled in Charles Town [Charleston], South Carolina in 1772
  • James Semple, who landed in America in 1774 [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)
  • Thomas Semple, who arrived in America in 1782 [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)
  • William Semple, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1799 [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)

Semple Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Andrew Semple, who arrived in Key West, Fla in 1838 [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)
  • Alexander, Francis, Hugh, James, John, Joseph, Lewis, Mathew, Robert, Samuel, and William Semple all, who arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1870
  • Samuel Semple, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1849 [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)
  • John Semple, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1856 [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)
  • R H Semple, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1868 [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)
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Semple Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • James Semple, who landed in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1778

Semple Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Robert Semple, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1842

Semple Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Adam Semple, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lady Bute" in 1839 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LADY Bute 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839LadyBute.gif
  • Isabella Semple, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lady Bute" in 1839 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LADY BUTE 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839LadyBute.gif
  • Hugh Semple, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lady Bute" in 1839 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LADY BUTE 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839LadyBute.gif
  • Thomas Semple, aged 37, a farm labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Sultana" [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Saturday 4th February 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Sultana 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/sultana1854.shtml.
  • John Semple, aged 34, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Flora" [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Monday 9th April 1855. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Flora 1855. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/flora1855.shtml
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Semple Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Martha J. Semple, aged 22, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Zealandia" in 1879

Contemporary Notables of the name Semple (post 1700)


  • Maria Keogh Semple (b. 1964), American novelist and screenwriter
  • Eugene Semple (1840-1908), American politician, 13th Governor of Washington Territory (1887-1889)
  • James Semple (1798-1866), American politician, United States Senator from Illinois (1843-1847)
  • Robert Semple (1777-1816), American-born, Canadian Governor of the Hudson's Bay Company (1815-1815)
  • Robert Semple (1887-1943), American Lieutenant Commander, Medal of Honor recipient
  • Robert B. Semple Jr. (b. 1936), American Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and associate editor of The New York Times editorial page
  • Lorenzo Semple Jr. (b. 1923), American Edgar Allan Poe Award winning and New York Film Critics Circle Award winning screenwriter and sometime playwright, known for his work on the Batman television series and the movies The Parallax View (1974) and Three Days of the Condor (1975)
  • Frederick Humphrey Semple (1872-1927), American silver Olympic golfer at the 1904 Summer Olympics
  • Carol Semple (b. 1948), American amateur golfer
  • William "Billy" Semple (b. 1946), Scottish former professional footballer
  • ... (Another 8 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the Semple family



HMS Repulse

  • Mr. Alexander Semple, British Stoker 1st Class, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and died in the sinking [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    HMS Repulse Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listrepulsecrew.html

RMS Lusitania

  • Master John Semple, Canadian 2nd Class passenger residing in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 6) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/
  • Mrs. Agnes Semple, Scottish 2nd Class passenger residing in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 6) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/

Semple Clan Badge

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A clan is a social group made up of a number of distinct branch-families that actually descended from, or accepted themselves as descendants of, a common ancestor. The word clan means simply children. The idea of the clan as a community is necessarily based around this idea of heredity and is most often ruled according to a patriarchal structure. For instance, the clan chief represented the hereditary "parent" of the entire clan. The most prominent example of this form of society is the Scottish Clan system...

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  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. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LADY BUTE 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839LadyBute.gif
  3. ^ South Australian Register Saturday 4th February 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Sultana 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/sultana1854.shtml.
  4. ^ South Australian Register Monday 9th April 1855. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Flora 1855. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/flora1855.shtml
  5. ^ HMS Repulse Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listrepulsecrew.html
  6. ^ Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 6) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/

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