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Where did the Scottish Syne family come from? What is the Scottish Syne family crest and coat of arms? When did the Syne family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Syne family history?The Syne surname was a Norman habitation name, derived from when families lived at St. Clai-sur-Elle in La Manche and in St-Clair-L'Evêque in Calvados, Normandy before their arrival in Britain.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Sinclair, Saint Clare, Sancto Claro, Singular, Sinclaire, Seincler, Sanclar, Sincklair, Sinclear, Sincler and many more.
First found in the barony of Roslyn, Midlothian where King Alexander I of Scotland granted a parcel of land to William de Sancto Claro in 1162. They were originally from St Clare, Pont d'Eveque, Normandy, and are descended from Walderness Compte de Saint Clare who arrived in England with William the Conqueror.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Syne research. Another 481 words(34 lines of text) covering the years 1455, 1470, and 1607 are included under the topic Early Syne History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Syne Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Syne family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 93 words(7 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Jean Sinclear who settled in Virginia in 1655; and Abraham Sincler in 1656; William and James Sinclair settled in Virginia in 1716; the Sinclairs also settled in North Carolina, Pennsylvania, New York, Georgia, Massachusetts.
The Syne Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Syne Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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