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Sinclair

Tartan

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 )