Sinton Family History

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Sinton Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from a place near Selkirk, also spelled Synton. In the 12th and 13th centuries it is recorded several times as Sintun, from an unexplained first element + Old English tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’. In the British Isles, the surname is now found mainly in northern Ireland.

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

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

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Sinton Family Origin

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Sinton Family Occupations

What did your Sinton ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Joiner, Forrester and Gardener Domestic Servant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Sinton. A less common occupation for the Sinton family was Labourer. The most common Sinton occupation in the UK was Joiner. 4% of Sinton's were Joiners.

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  • Joiner

  • Forrester

  • Gardener Domestic Servant

  • Labourer


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

Sinton Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 14,000 census records available for the last name Sinton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sinton 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 Sinton. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Sinton. For the veterans among your Sinton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Sinton Life Expectancy

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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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Sinton 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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