Single Family History

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Single Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived in a place cleared of woods by fire, from Middle English sengle ‘burnt clearing’. German: from a pet form of a short form of a Germanic person name formed with sing ‘sing’ as the first element.

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

Similar surnames: Singler, Ingle, Dingle, Ringle, Swingle, Tingle, Finkle, Hindle

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Single Family Origin

Where is the Single family from?

Single Family Occupations

What did your Single ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Builders Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Single. 43% of Single men worked as a Builders Labourer and 77% of Single women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Single were Coal Hewer (below) and Independent

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Builders Labourer
  • Motor Driver
  • Coal Hewer (below)

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Private Means
  • Domestic Servant
  • Independent

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

Single Historical Records

What Single family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 16,000 census records available for the last name Single. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Single 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Single. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 19,000 military records available for the last name Single. For the veterans among your Single ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Single Life Expectancy

What is the average Single lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Single life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1980. The average life expectancy for Single in 1948 was 40, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Single

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Single 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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