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Origins of surname

This name either originated as 'son of Simme', a variant of Simon, or as a diminuitive of the old English Sigmund

Early records

The first appearance of this surname in Jersey records was the baptism in 1699 of Marie Esther daughter of Esaye and Sara Cuel in St Helier. Anne, the first of six children of David and Anne Poingdestre, was baptised in 1762


  • Simpson
  • Symson
  • Simson

Family records


Church records


Family trees


Great War service

OV brothers with no other island connection

  • Ernest Gordon Trevor Ward Simpson, 2nd Lieut RMIJ
  • Vere Elliot Ward Simpson MC, Captain 42nd Deoli Regiment


Occupation records


Family wills

These wills created by members of the family are now held by Jersey Archive. By visiting the archive site and using the names, dates and reference numbers shown here, it is possible to view a copy of each will. You will have to subscribe to the Archive's online service to do this. To find out more about this collection, which covers the period from 1663 to 1980, and how to search for your family's wills there, visit our Jersey wills page

  • John Simson, Wonganella, Grouville, desires to be cremated - 31 October 1930, D/Y/A/90
  • Kate Simpson née Burford, 3 The Terrace, Grosvenor Street, St Helier, - 27 January 1943, D/Y/A/110
  • Florence Simpson née Viel, Mont Gras D'Eau, St Brelade's Bay - 15 June 1937, D/Y/A/100
  • Olivia Simpson of 13 Elizabeth Place, St Helier, spinster - 4 November 1885, D/Y/A/45
  • Anne Simpson of St Helier, now of St Clement, bequeaths to the poor of St Clement, £4 of the order of the King, and to the poor of St Helier, £4 of the same order 3 January 1845 - D/Y/A/26
  • William Simpson, 5 Havre des Pas, Garden Street, St Helier - 10 December 1941, D/Y/A/108
  • Alexander Simpson, Balmoral Terrace, St Helier, retired Lieutenant Colonel - 16 September 1904, D/Y/A/63
  • Charles Simpson, Glenside, St Lawrence Excludes real estate situated in Jersey, bequeaths to Mary Evelyn Douglas two farms, 1 on Breckon Hill and 1 on Warden Hill, Weardale District, County Durham - 1 May 1922, D/Y/A/82
  • Edward Simpson, La Nicherie, St Brelade - 23 December 1935, D/Y/A/98
  • Mary Simpson, of Morpeth, near Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, England, now temporarily of 13 Elizabeth Place, St Helier, widow - 16 September 1885, D/Y/A/45
  • Margaret Simpson, St Marks Nursing Home, Bon Air, St Saviour - 7 June 1932, D/Y/A/93
  • William Simpson, The Villa, Victoria Crescent - 30 May 1925, D/Y/A/85


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