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 Family Origin

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Singh Family Occupations

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  • Dowager Ranee

    50%
  • Raja Of Rampoor Lucknow

    50%

In 1881, Dowager Ranee and Raja Of Rampoor Lucknow were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Singh. The most common Singh occupation in the UK was Dowager Ranee. 50% of Singh's were Dowager Ranees.

Source: Census data for Singh | Data not to scale

Singh Historical Records

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Singh Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1955 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Singh

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