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

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.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Simpkins research. Another 284 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1199, 1378, 1466, 1524, 1667, 1790, 1805, and 1845 are included under the topic Early Simpkins History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 24 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Simpkins Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the Simpkins family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 112 words (8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Simpkins Settlers in United States in the 17th Century


  • Nathaniell Simpkins, aged 26, who arrived in St. Christopher in 1635
  • Nathaniel Simpkins, aged 26, landed in St Christopher in 1635
  • Nathaniell Simpkins, aged 26, arrived in St Christopher in 1635
  • Ralph Simpkins, who landed in Virginia in 1636
  • Edward Simpkins, who arrived in Virginia in 1637


Simpkins Settlers in United States in the 19th Century


  • Mr. Simpkins, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850

Simpkins Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century


  • Maria Simpkins, English convict from Wiltshire, who was transported aboard the "America" on December 30, 1830, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia
  • Susan Simpkins, aged 17, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Warren Hastings"

Simpkins Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century


  • George Simpkins landed in Auckland, New Zealand in 1840

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  • Ron Simpkins (b. 1958), American professional football player
  • John Simpkins (1862-1898), American politician from Massachusetts; U.S. Representative 18951898
  • Dickey Simpkins (b. 1972), American professional basketball player
  • Charles Simpkins (b. 1963), American Olympic athlete
  • Andy Simpkins (1932-1999), American jazz musician
  • James Oscar Simpkins (b. 1923), American Democrat politician, Member of North Carolina State Senate 7th District, 1959
  • James B. Simpkins, American Democrat politician, Elected West Virginia State House of Delegates 15th District 1984
  • Harry E. Simpkins, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Indiana, 1936
  • Arthur Simpkins, American politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Queens County 5th District, 1935
  • Arthur Simpkins, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from South Carolina, 1860

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  • The Ancestors of Simpkins & Snowden by Lorna K. Simpkins.
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  8. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
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  10. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
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The Simpkins Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Simpkins 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.

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