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Where did the English Simper family come from? What is the English Simper family crest and coat of arms? When did the Simper family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Simper family history?

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Spelling variations of this family name include: St Pierre, St Pere, Sepmer, Sempar, Simper, Sempyer, St Peere, Sampere, Samper, Simpier and many more.

First found in Essex where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Norman influence on English history dominated after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. The family name, descended from St.Perre de Semilly in Manche where they held the Castle of that name, was first referenced in the 11th century year. They branched north into Shropshire by the year 1273 where Urian de St.Petro succeeded to the estates. Sir Urian was knighted in 1306. Within the next 50 years the name Seyntpier emerged which later was often changed to Semper.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Simper research. Another 194 words(14 lines of text) covering the years 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Simper History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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More information is included under the topic Early Simper Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Simper Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century


  • George Simper, aged 41, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Steadfast"
  • Edward Simper, aged 24, a farm labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Steadfast"

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  • Caleb Simper (1856-1942), English composer and organist
  • Nicholas John "Nick" Simper (b. 1945), English bass guitarist, best known as a founding member of the rock band Deep Purple
  • Mrs. Mary Ann Simper (1872-1914), née Jordon Canadian Third Class Passenger from Toronto, Ontario, Canada who was traveling aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking on May 29th 1914
  • Mr. Alfred Simper (1878-1914), Canadian Third Class Passenger from Toronto, Ontario, Canada who was traveling aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking on May 29th 1914
  • Amanda Simper (b. 1968), Australian sprint canoer at the 2000 Summer Olympics


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  2. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
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  8. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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  10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
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The Simper Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Simper 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 December 2014 at 00:37.

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