Singh Family History

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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

Similar surnames: Sing, Ming, Ying, Ping, Ing, Song, Sangha, Jing, Sang, Winch

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Singh Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Singh name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Singh. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • Southern Asia


  • Western & Central India


  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Native American—North, Central, South


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Singh Family Origin

Where is the Singh family from?

Singh Family Occupations

What did your Singh ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Singh occupation in the USA was Farmer. 100% of Singh's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Singh ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Singh Historical Records

What Singh family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 33,000 census records available for the last name Singh. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Singh census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 45,000 immigration records available for the last name Singh. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 11,000 military records available for the last name Singh. For the veterans among your Singh ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Singh Life Expectancy

What is the average Singh lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Singh life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Singh in 1955 was 59, and 63 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Singh ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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