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Singh Family History

Singh Name Meaning
Indian (northern states): originally a Hindu Kshatriya name but now adopted by many different communities, from Sanskrit si?mha ‘lion’, hence ‘hero’ or ‘eminent person’. It is freely added to Rajput and Sikh male personal names and in the U.S. often serves as a Sikh surname.

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

269,586 Historical Documents with Singh on Ancestry.com
175,103 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
10,943 Military Records
41,744 Immigration Records
29,932 Census and Voter Lists
11,864 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Singh Families

  • Number of Singh families
     372 - 741
     125 - 371
     1 - 124
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Singh families
     8 - 13
     3 - 7
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Singh last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Singh census records

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Singh Family Origin

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Singh Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Singh

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Singh Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Singh census records

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Military Service by Singh

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