Simpson (name)

Simpson (name)

Family name
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meaning ="son of Simme"
region =Anglo-Scottish
origin =United Kingdom
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Simpson is an Anglo-Scottish patronymic surname from the medieval masculine given name 'Simme'. The earliest public record of the name was in 1353 in Staffordshire. [cite web |url= |title=Surname: Simpson |accessdate=2008-04-08 |last= |first= |coauthors= |date= |work= |]

Notable people with the surname "Simpson"

*A. Moxon Simpson (1910-2001), prominent Adelaide industrialist and chairman of Simpson Pope, the whitegoods manufacturer
*Adam Simpson, AFL footballer
*Albert B. Simpson, Canadian-American evangelist and founder of the Christian and Missionary Alliance
*Ashlee Simpson, American singer; sister of Jessica Simpson
*Bill Simpson, American racecar driver and founder of "Simpson Performance Products"
*Bill Simpson, Scottish actor most known for his portrayal of the title role in the television series "Dr. Finlay's Casebook"
*Brian Simpson, Member of the European Parliament
*Carole Simpson, former ABC News presenter
*Charlie Simpson, front man of British rock band Fightstar
*Christopher Simpson, 17th century English composer and musician
*David Simpson, several people
*Don Simpson (cartoonist), American comic book artist
*Donald Clarence Simpson, American film producer
*Donna Simpson, one-third of Australian band The Waifs
*Edward Hugh Simpson, British statistician who described "Simpson's paradox" alongside Udny Yule
*Ernest Aldrich Simpson, Anglo-American shipping executive
*George Simpson, several people including:
**Sir George Simpson (administrator) (c. 1792–1860), explorer, meteorologist and administrator of the Hudson's Bay Company
**George Simpson (athlete) (1908–1961), American runner
**George Simpson (meteorologist) (1878–1965), meteorologist for Scott's Antarctic expedition
**George Simpson, Baron Simpson of Dunkeld (born 1942), British politician
**George Gaylord Simpson (1902–1984), American paleontologist
*A Guy Called Gerald, stage name of Gerald Simpson, a British musician and former member of 808 State
*Guy Taylor Simpson II, greatest Hispanic artist of his era
*Henry Simpson, Portuguese philosopher and investment broker
*India.Arie, stage name of India Arie Simpson, an American singer-songwriter, record producer, guitarist, and flautist
*Jack Simpson, Australian actor
*James Simpson (engineer), British civil engineer
*James Young Simpson, Scottish physician
*Jeanmarie Simpson, American peace activist and theatre and film artist
*Jeffrey Simpson, Canadian journalist
*Jessica Simpson, pop singer; sister of Ashlee Simpson
*John Simpson (disambiguation), several people
*Keith Simpson (professor), British pathologist
*Matthew Simpson, American bishop of the Methodist Episcopal Church
*Michael Simpson (footballer), English football player
*Mona Simpson (novelist), American novelist
*N. F. Simpson (Norman F. Simpson), British playwright
*O. J. Simpson, American football player, actor, who was acquitted of murder
*Reid Simpson, Canadian ice hockey player
*Richard M. Simpson, US Congressman from Pennsylvania
*Robert Winthrop Simpson, (1799–1887), Rear-Admiral of the Chilean Navy, Hero of the War of the Confederation
*Robert Simpson (composer), English composer
*Robert Simpson (store founder), 19th century Scottish-born store founder
*Scott Simpson (golfer), PGA Tour golfer
*Sherone Simpson, Jamaican athlete
*Steve Simpson (rugby league footballer), Australian rugby league player
*Thomas Simpson, English mathematician
*Tom Simpson (1937–1967), British cyclist
*Valerie Simpson, American singer and songwriter, and a part of duo Ashford & Simpson
*Vikki Simpson, one-third of Australian band The Waifs
*Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor
*Walter Simpson, Creator of I-Plow
*Wilbur Simpson (1918-1997), an American bassoonist
*William Hood Simpson, American general
*William R Simpson (chemist), Alaskan chemist

Fictional characters

* The Simpson family from TV series "The Simpsons":
** Homer Simpson
** Marge Simpson
** Bart Simpson
** Lisa Simpson
** Maggie Simpson
*Simpson, a character played by Thomas Cavanagh in Heart of the Storm (film)


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