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Sinton Name Meaning

Scottish (Roxburghshire): habitational name from the barony of Synton in Ashkirk (Selkirkshire). In the 12th and 13th centuries it is recorded several times as Sintun from an unexplained first element + Old English tūn ‘enclosure settlement’. English (Northumberland): habitational name from one or more places called Sinton including Sinton Green in Grimley and Leigh Sinton in Leigh (both Worcestershire). The placenames derive from Old English sūth in tūne ‘to the south of the village’. Compare Norrington and Sutton . In Kent the name may also sometimes be a variant of Sinden .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Linton, Winton, Hinton, Swinton, Minton, Stinton, Hilton, Kinton

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Where is the Sinton family from?

You can see how Sinton families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sinton family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Sinton families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 5 Sinton families living in Virginia. This was about 36% of all the recorded Sinton's in USA. Virginia had the highest population of Sinton families in 1840.
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What did your Sinton ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Sinton. 17% of Sinton men worked as a Laborer and 18% of Sinton women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Sinton were Clerk and Housekeeper. .

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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

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Inspector
  • Maid
  • Housekeeper
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What is the average Sinton lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Sinton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Sinton in 1961 was 41, and 68 in 2004.

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