When Samuel Vermillian Simpson was born about 1827, in Randolph, Arkansas, United States, his father, William Samuel Simpson, was 26 and his mother, Nancy, was 52. He married Martha Alice Cloud on 22 March 1853, in Springfield, Greene, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Chico Judicial Township, Butte, California, United States in 1860. He died on 21 August 1877, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 51.
Scottish (Lanarkshire) and English: patronymic from the Middle English and Older Scots personal name Sim(m), Sime (see Sim ) + -son.
English: occasionally a variant of Sumsion with unrounding of the vowel before the nasal consonant, a dialect feature of southwestern England.
English: habitational name from any of the three places called Simpson or one called Zemson, all in Devon. The one in Holsworthy parish derives from an uncertain first element + Old English tūn ‘farmstead, estate’, while the one in Diptford comes from the Old English personal name Sigewine (genitive Sigewines) + Old English tūn. Both the one in Torbryan and Zempson in Dean Prior probably also have the same origin as the Diptford placename.
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