Origin: Scottish, Irish.
Sinclair is a topographic surname, which was given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree. Habitation names form the other broad category of surnames that were derived from place-names. They were derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. Other local names are derived from the names of houses, manors, estates, regions, and entire counties. As a general rule, the greater the distance between an individual and their homeland, the larger the territory they were named after. For example, a person who only moved to another parish would be known by the name of their original village, while people who migrated to a different country were often known by the name of a region or country from which they came. The Sinclair family lived at St. Clare in Normandy before their arrival in Scotland.
Spelling variations include: Sinclair, Saint Clare, Sancto Claro, Singular, Sinclaire, Seincler, Sanclar, Sincklair, Sinclear, Sincler and many more.
|Henry Sinclair ( modificado el 08.11.2009 )|
|Robert Sinclair ( modificado el 01.11.2009 )|
|William Sinclair & Mary Scallan ( modificado el 01.11.2009 )|