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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


Similar surnames: St. Clair, Silber, Mindlin, Sinai, Fincham, Sinisi, Clair, Boisclair

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Sinclair Family Origin

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Sinclair Family Occupations

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In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Sinclair. A less common occupation for the Sinclair family was Carpenter. The most common Sinclair occupation in the USA was Farmer. 39% of Sinclair's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    39%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • Laborer

    5%
  • Carpenter

    3%

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Sinclair Historical Records

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Sinclair Life Expectancy

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Between 1944 and 2004, Sinclair life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Sinclair in 1944 was 32, and 73 in 2004.

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United States

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