Simpkin History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Simpkin family

The surname Simpkin was first found in county Suffolk, where the family was established in early days, distinguishing itself from its parent branches, Simon and Sim.

Early History of the Simpkin family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Simpkin research. Another 99 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1199, 1378, 1466, 1524, 1667, 1790, 1805, and 1845 are included under the topic Early Simpkin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Simpkin Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Simkins, Simpkins, Simkin, Simpkin, Sinkin, Sinkins, Sinkings, Simkiss, Simpkiss, Semken, Sempken, Semkin, Sempkin, Semkins, Sempkins, Symkins, Symekyn, Symkyn, Sympkynn, Simekin, Simkinson, Simpkinson and many more.

Early Notables of the Simpkin family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Simpkin Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Ireland Migration of the Simpkin family to Ireland

Some of the Simpkin family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Simpkin migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Simpkin Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Robert Simpkin, who arrived in Maryland in 1647 [1]

New Zealand Simpkin migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Simpkin Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Joseph Simpkin, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Claramont" in 1863
  • Elizabeth Simpkin, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Claramont" in 1863
  • Henry Simpkin, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Claramont" in 1863
  • Mary Ann Simpkin, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Claramont" in 1863
  • Catherine Simpkin, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Claramont" in 1863
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Simpkin (post 1700) +

  • Mark Simpkin (b. 1972), English television presenter and entrepreneur
  • Martin George Simpkin (b. 1947), English musician, composer and arranger
  • Christopher John "Chris" Simpkin (b. 1944), English former professional footballer
  • Jonathan Simpkin (b. 1987), Australian Rules footballer, older brother of Tom Simpkin
  • Brigadier Richard Evelyn Simpkin MC (1921-1986), British Army officer and author, awarded the Military Cross for his efforts in North Africa
  • Tom Simpkin (b. 1990), Australian rules footballer
  • Luke Simpkin (b. 1979), British light heavyweight boxer based in Derbyshire


  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)


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