Gordon Allen Simpson

Brief Life History of Gordon Allen

When Gordon Allen Simpson was born on 19 August 1898, in Warwick, Queensland, Australia, his father, Gordon Crawford Simpson, was 30 and his mother, Isabella Elizabeth Allen, was 26. He married Elizabeth Jessie Sellars on 28 December 1928, in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He died on 1 December 1985, in Townsville, Queensland, Australia, at the age of 87, and was buried in Belgian Gardens, Queensland, Australia.

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Gordon Allen Simpson
Elizabeth Jessie Sellars
Marriage: 28 December 1928
Donald Allan Simpson

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  • Gordon Allen Simpson, "Find A Grave Index"

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Name Meaning

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.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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