Singleton Family History

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Singleton Name Meaning

English: habitational name from places in Lancashire and Sussex. The former seems from the present-day distribution of the surname to be the major source, and is named from Old English scingel ‘shingle(s)’ + tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’; the latter gets its name from Old English sengel ‘burnt clearing’ + tun.

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

Similar surnames: Middleton, Angleton, Congleton, Hilton, Stapleton, Pendleton

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Singleton Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Singleton name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Singleton. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Benin/Togo


  • Germanic Europe


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Singleton Family Origin

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Singleton Family Occupations

What did your Singleton ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Singleton occupation in the UK was Farmer. 5% of Singleton's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Singleton family was Agricultural Labourer. Farmer, Labourer and Coal Miner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Singleton.

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  • Farmer

  • Labourer

  • Coal Miner

  • Agricultural Labourer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Singleton ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Singleton Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 255,000 census records available for the last name Singleton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Singleton 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 18,000 immigration records available for the last name Singleton. 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 40,000 military records available for the last name Singleton. For the veterans among your Singleton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Singleton Life Expectancy

What is the average Singleton lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Singleton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Singleton in 1940 was 33, and 69 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Singleton 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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