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Sinclair Family History

Sinclair Name Meaning
Scottish (of Norman origin): name of a powerful Scottish clan, originally a habitational name from Saint-Clair-sur-Elle in La Manche or Saint-Clair-l’Évêque in Calvados, so called from the dedication of their churches to St. Clarus (see Clare 3).Jewish: Americanized form of some like-sounding Ashkenazic Jewish surname.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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384,701 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
49,663 Military Records
67,849 Immigration Records
376,571 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Sinclair Families

  • Number of Sinclair families
     148 - 294
     50 - 147
     1 - 49
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Sinclair families
     356 - 709
     119 - 355
     1 - 118
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Sinclair families
     1,110 - 2,218
     371 - 1,109
     1 - 370
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Sinclair Family Origin

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Sinclair Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Sinclair

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Sinclair Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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