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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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  • Farmer

    7%
  • Fisherman

    3%
  • Labourer

    2%
  • Crofter

    2%

In 1881, the most common Sinclair occupation in the UK was Farmer. 7% of Sinclair's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Sinclair family was Crofter. Farmer, Fisherman and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Sinclair.

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Sinclair Life Expectancy

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Famous Sinclair Family

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Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)

Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
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Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
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