Crest: A stag’s head Argent attired with ten tynes Azure and
collared with a prince’s crown Or
Motto: Keep Tryst
Clan Chief: The Rt. Hon. The Lord Sempill
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The origins of the surname Sempill are unknown, however the name has been recorded in Renfrewshire from as early as the 1100s.
It has been suggested that the name is a corruption of St Pauls, however many are left dissatisfied with this explanation. Others think that it is likely Sempill was a descriptive name for a simple person.
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