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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

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Sinclair Family Origin

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Sinclair Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    39%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • Laborer

    5%
  • Carpenter

    3%

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

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Famous Sinclair Family

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Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)

Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
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Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
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