As these are all English names I would say you are English,
Recorded in the spellings of Symson, Simson and Simpson, this is an Anglo-Scottish surname with two distinct possible origins. The first and most generally accepted being a patronymic form of the medieval male name 'Simme', claimed to be a variant of the Greek 'Simon'. This is probably correct, and as such would have been introduced into Britain by the 12th century Crusaders. However it is also possible that 'Simme' was a short form of the pre 7th century Olde English 'Sigmund'. Either way early recordings of the surname include Johannes Symmeson, in the Poll Tax rolls of Yorkshire in 1379, and John Simpson, in the Calverley charters of Yorkshire in 1397. The 'p' in the latter example is a dialectal intrusion, introduced to make for easier pronunciation. The surname is first recorded in Scotland in 1405, when William Symsoun appears in the Edinburgh Burgess rolls, whilst in 1482 Wylzame Symptsun, so much for spelling, was declared innocent of detaining King James 111 (of Scotland) in Edinburgh Castle! It is also claimed that Simpson may be of locational origin from two hamlets of the same name in Buckinghamshire and Devonshire. These places appeared as "Swinestone" in the Domesday Book of 1086, and have as their first element the Olde English pre 7th Century personal name "Sigewine", plus "tun", - a settlement. An interesting recording relates to Thomas Simpson, who embarked on the ship 'Paule of London', bound for Virginia in July 1635, and thus was one of the earliest colonists to the New World. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Richard Symmeson, which was dated 1353, who was a witness in the Assize Court of Staffordshire, during the reign of King Edward 111, known as 'The Father of the English Navy', 1327 - 1377. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.
Recorded as Greener, Greenier, Grinyer, and possibly others, this is an English medieval surname. It is either locational, and describes somebody who lived by a "green", an area of common land used by the tenant farmers for grazing, or occasionally it may be job descriptive, for one who maintained "the green". The derivation is from the pre 7th century word "grene", and one of the earliest examples of any surname recording is that of Geoffrey de Grene of Kent, in the year 1188. It is also possible that the name in the early days may have been a nickname for a young person, somebody who was "a bit green". This description was probably applied to Peter Greenii, of York, in the pipe rolls of that city for 1196. The French writer Dauzat in the 13th century, refers to "la verdeur de homme", the green man. This is clearly mean to to be sarcastic, as he goes on about "sa jeunesse, sa vivacite", perhaps an older man jealous of a younger man's sexual prowess! Early examples of the surname recordings include John le Greener, of Worcester, in the Subsidy Rolls of the year 1332, and James Grinyer, a christening witnss at St Pauls Deptford, in Kent, on June 21st 1752.. The first recording is believed to be that of Robert de la Greenore, in the Hundred Rolls of the county of Suffolk, in the year 1275. This was during the reign of King Edward 1st of England, 1272 - 1307.
Recorded in over forty spellings including Wall and Walle (English) Wall, Wallmann (German) Wahl and the ornamentals Wallenberg and Wahlberg (Swedish), it is recorded in many parts of Northern Europe. It may also have Irish origins. All nationalities are slightly different in meaning. If English or German it means a defensive wall as described below, if Swedish a grassy bank or flood barrier, and as an ornamental name 'Pasture-hill', or for something completely different the Irish translation, which derives from the ancient Gaelic 'de Bahl' and means a stranger! In Sweden ornamental surnames were introduced in the 18th century to try to obtain variety from the patronymics such as Anderssen or Tomsen which formed the overwhelming numbers in the lsist making identification very difficult. In England and Germany residential surnames were among the earliest created. Natural and man-made features in the landscape provided easily recognisable distinguishing names in the small communities of the Middle Ages. In England where the earliest recordings are to be found, the various early recorded forms of the name are interesting: with Alexander super le Wal appearing in the Hundred Rolls of Huntingdonshire in 1279, and a Walter ope the Walle in the Colchester Court Rolls of 1312. The first recorded spelling of the family name anywhere is shown to be that of Robert de la Walle, which was dated 1195, in the "Pipe Rolls of Essex". Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of
Answered By: itsjustme - 9/25/2008