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|Did you know that in the 1881 UK census there were 779 people with the Simson surname? In that year Simson was ranked number 2802 for popularity in the UK.|
"The son of Sim, or Simon. Some of the families of Simson are descended from the Frazers. Sinclair. A corruption of St. Clare. The family are descended from Waklerness Compte de Saint Clare, who came into England with William the Conqueror; his son, William de Sancto Claro, settled in Scotland, where he obtained from Alexander I, a grant of the Barony of Roslyn. SKENE. Some derive their names as well as their arms from some considerable action, and thus a son of Struan Robertson, for killing a wolf in Stocket forest in Athole, in the king's presence, with a dirk, received the name of Skene, which signifies a dirk, and three dirks points in pale, for his arms. "(The origin and signification of Scottish surnames. Clifford Stanley Sims, 1862)
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"SIMSON, SIMPSON, SYMSON, 'son of SIM,' q.v. The p is intrusive. William Symsoun was burgess of Edinburgh in 1405 (Ezidii, p. 41), Thomas Symesson of Scotland had a safe conduct into England in 1412 (Bain, rv, 829), and John Symson was a merchant in the service of Archambaud (Archibald), earl of Douglas in 1405 (ibid., 697). Hugh Symson served on inquest retouring Donald, thane of Cawdor in 1414 (Cawdor, p. 5), Robert Symson, the king of Scots' servant, had a safe conduct into England in 1422 (Bain, rv, 912), John Simson was witness in Lythgw in 1444 (Sc. Ant., xvn, p. 15), and David Symsoun was one of assize in Aberdeen in 1448 (CRA., p. 401). Thomas Symson, Scottish merchant, had a safe conduct into England in 1475 (Bain, rv, 1433), and five years later John Symson, a Scot, had letters of denization in England (ibid., 1465). David Sympsone was elected common councillor in Aberdeen, 1477 (Cuildry, p. 189). Andro Semsoun was 'fylit of pycry' (i.e. pilfering) in Lanark in 1488, Jok Semsswne was guilty of 'twillye' ( (disturbance) in the same year in the same town (Lanark, p. 1, 2), Wylzame Symptsun was declared innocent of part in detention of King James m in Edinburgh Castle in 1482 ( (Lennox, it, p. 123), and Johannes Symson witnessed a lease by George, abbot of Inchaffray in 1491 (Inchaffray, p. xcvii). Weillie Symsone was a tenant of the abbot of Kelso in 1567 (Kelso, p. 524), James Symsone was retoured heir in the fulling mill in the barony of Coldinghame in 1646 (Retours, Berwick, 269), and Agnes Sympsone was heir of Alexander Sympson, merchant burgess of Ayr, in 1685 ( (Retours, Ayr, 640). Andrew Symson, Printer to" the King's most excellent Majesty," was an Episcopal minister prior to the Revolution in 1688, when the bigotry of Presbvterianism deprived him of his living and he turned rinter. The most eminent of the name was Sir Barnes Young Simpson (1811-1870) of chloroform fame, whose monument is in Princes Street gardens, Edinburgh. Dr. Sutherland Simpson (1863-1926), head of the department of physiology and bio-chemistry in Cornell University, New York State, was born in Flotta, Orkney. Semsone 1513, Symesone 1660, Symesoune 1603, Sympsoun 1605, Sympsoune 1661, Symsoune 1548. "(The surnames of Scotland. George Fraser Black, 1866-1948)
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|Robert Simson||Robert Simson (14 October 1687 ? 1 October 1768) was a British mathematician and professor of mathematics.|
|Eduard von Simson||Martin Sigismund Eduard von Simson (November 10, 1810 ? May 2, 1899) was a German jurist and distinguished liberal politician of the Kingdom of Prussia and German Empire, who served as President of the Frankfurt Parliament as well as the first President of the German Parliament and of the Imperial Court.|
|Mecia Simson||Mecia Simone Simson is a British model, who was announced as the winner of the fifth cycle of "Britain's Next Top Model" in July 2009.|