Sampson


Sampson households in mid-nineteenth century Ireland


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Surname Dictionary

Sampson Quite numerous: Belfast, Limerick, Derry etc. Ir. Samsún. From a Welsh saint or the biblical character. English, 14 cent. Prominent in Limerick 17 cent. SI.
Samsún Sampson: líon beag: Luimneach, Doire & rl. Bhí an sloinne Sasanach le fáil ón 14 céad agus bhí siad chun tosaigh i Luimneach sa 17 céad. B'iad na Briotánaigh a tháinig le Liam Concaire go Sasana a thug an t-ainm seo leo - naomh a bhí faoi ómós sa bhaile.
Sansome rare: Belfast area etc. Probably as Sampson though Cottle refers to a Welsh saint who was venerated in Brittany. DOS.

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