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Singler Family History

Singler Name Meaning

English: from Middle English sengler, syngler ‘singular’ (Old French se(i)ngler), perhaps a nickname for a solitary person. German: topographic name for a valley dweller, from a diminutive of Middle High German senke ‘valley’ + the suffix -er, denoting an inhabitant. German: habitational name for someone from Singeln near Waldshut. German: variant of Sing 1.

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


Similar surnames: Tingler, Zingler, Single, Singer, Dingle, Ringler, Shingler, Winger

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Where is the Singler family from?

You can see how Singler families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Singler family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Singler families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 4 Singler families living in New York. This was about 67% of all the recorded Singler's in USA. New York had the highest population of Singler families in 1840.
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What did your Singler ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Singler. 19% of Singler men worked as a Farmer and 17% of Singler women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Singler were Fireman and Housewife. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    19%
  • Laborer
    16%
  • New Worker
    4%
  • Fireman
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    17%
  • Housework
    17%
  • Saleslady
    13%
  • Housewife
    13%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Singler. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Singler census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 566 immigration records available for the last name Singler. 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 Cards

There are 835 military records available for the last name Singler. For the veterans among your Singler ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Singler lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Singler life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1982, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Singler in 1952 was 67, and 79 in 2004.

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