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"SAMSON. A Biblical name among the AngloSaxons and the Normans, from Hebrew Shimshim, in the Vulgate Samson, and in the Septuagint Sampson. A very rare name in Scotland. Samson was the first known bishop of Dunkeld, c. 1150-c. 1178 (Dowden, p. 173). In a document cited in RMS. (n, 1791) his name is spelled Sonsan. Laurence Samson was witness in Lanarkshire, 1513 (Ros, 41), and Nicolas Samson is recorded in Chimsyde, 1668 (Lander). "(The surnames of Scotland. George Fraser Black, 1866-1948)


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Some Famous People with the surname of Samson

Wikipedia John Kristjan Samson is a rock musician from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
Wikipedia George McKenzie Samson VC (7 January 1889- 28 February 1923) was a Scottish recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces.
Wikipedia Camil Samson (born January 3, 1935) was a politician in Quebec, Canada, Member of the National Assembly of Quebec (MNA), and leader of the Ralliement cr?ditiste du Qu?bec and other political parties.
Wikipedia JD Samson (born August 4 1978, Cleveland, Ohio) is the stage name of Jocelyn Samson, a member of the feminist electropunk band Le Tigre.
Wikipedia Cyril (Cid) Samson (born January 26, 1943 in Windsor, Ontario) is a former Canadian politician.
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Wikipedia Craig Samson (born 1 April 1984 in Irvine, Scotland) is a footballer, who currently plays as a goalkeeper for Scottish First Division side Ayr United.
Wikipedia Myriane Samson (born September 9, 1988 in Greenfield Park, Quebec) is a Canadian figure skater.
Wikipedia Paul Samson was the fourth and sixth head football coach for Emporia State University in Emporia, Kansasand he held that position for four seasons, from 1908 until 1906 and then returning from 1908 until 1908.
Wikipedia David Samson (August 14, 1939, Newark, New Jersey) is an American politician who served as New Jersey Attorney General from 2002 to 2003.
Wikipedia Sir William Frederick ("Freddy") Samson (12 January 1892 ? 6 February 1974) was a businessman and long-term Mayor of Fremantle, Western Australia.
Wikipedia George Chountalos, better known as Samson, is a Canadian professional wrestler from a Greek background.
Wikipedia Ambrose Arthur Samson, known as Arthur Samson (1897 ? after 1922) was an English professional footballer who played in the Football League for Birmingham.