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The Sinclair 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.

Sinclair Early Origins



The surname Sinclair was 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.

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Sinclair Spelling Variations


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Sinclair Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Sinclair, Saint Clare, Sancto Claro, Singular, Sinclaire, Seincler, Sanclar, Sincklair, Sinclear, Sincler and many more.

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Sinclair Early History


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Sinclair Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Sinclair research. Another 485 words (35 lines of text) covering the years 1470, 1455, 1607, 1345, 1400, 1696 and 1890 are included under the topic Early Sinclair History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Sinclair Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Sinclair Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 46 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Sinclair Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Sinclair In Ireland


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Sinclair In Ireland



Some of the Sinclair family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 105 words (8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Sinclair Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Angus Sinclair, who landed in Maryland in 1674
  • Duncan Sinclair, who arrived in New Jersey in 1685

Sinclair Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • William and James Sinclair settled in Virginia in 1716
  • Patrick Sinclair, who landed in South Carolina in 1716
  • Peggy Sinclair, who arrived in Brunswick, North Carolina in 1767
  • Anthony Sinclair, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1773
  • Alex Sinclair, aged 36, landed in North Carolina in 1774
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Sinclair Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Hugh Sinclair, who landed in New York in 1800
  • Daniel Sinclair, who landed in New York in 1801
  • Archibald Sinclair, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1803
  • John Sinclair, who landed in America in 1805
  • Joseph Sinclair, aged 42, landed in New York in 1812
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Sinclair Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Samuel Sinclair, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • Mr. George Sinclair U.E. who settled in Belle Vue, Beaver Harbour, Charlotte County, New Brunswick c. 1783 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. Robert Sinclair U.E. who settled in St. David, Charlotte County, New Brunswick c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Sinclair Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Mary Sinclair, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1839
  • Mary Sinclair, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1842

Sinclair Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Marion Sinclair, Scottish convict from Perth, who was transported aboard the "Arab" on December 14, 1835, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Arab voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1835 with 132 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/arab/1835
  • James Stuart Sinclair, aged 31, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Indus" in 1839 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) INDUS 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Indus.htm
  • Benjamin Sinclair arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lady Lilford" in 1839 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LADY LILFORD 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839LadyLilford.htm
  • John Sinclair arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Palmyra" in 1839 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) PALMYRA 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Palmyra.htm
  • Christina Sinclair arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Palmyra" in 1839 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) PALMYRA 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Palmyra.htm
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Sinclair Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Duncan Sinclair landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1839 aboard the ship Success
  • Hugh Sinclair landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1839 aboard the ship Success
  • John Sinclair landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1839 aboard the ship Success
  • Alexander Sinclair landed in Auckland, New Zealand in 1840
  • Dudley Sinclair landed in Wellington, Auckland, New Zealand in 1840 aboard the ship Oriental
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Sinclair (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Sinclair (post 1700)



  • E. L. Sinclair, American politician, Mayor of Rochester, Minnesota, 1900-02
  • Donald Sinclair (b. 1899), American politician, Member of Minnesota State Senate 67th District, 1959
  • Dean L. Sinclair, American politician, Independent Candidate for U.S. Senator from South Dakota, 1990
  • Charles E. Sinclair, American politician, Justice of Utah Territorial Supreme Court, 1857-60
  • Charles A. Sinclair, American politician, Member of New Hampshire State Senate, 1889-92, 1895-96; Member of New Hampshire State House of Representatives, 1893
  • C. F. Sinclair, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Virginia, 1876
  • Bartlett Sinclair, American Republican politician, Idaho State Auditor, 1899-1901
  • Anna M. Sinclair, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1920
  • A. C. Sinclair, American politician, Mayor of Kenosha, Wisconsin, 1880-81
  • Ellen Sinclair, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1996, 2000, 2004
  • ... (Another 45 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Sinclair Historic Events


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Sinclair Historic Events




HMS Repulse

  • Mr. Norman William Sinclair, British Supply assistant, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and died during the sinking

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Suggested Readings for the name Sinclair


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Suggested Readings for the name Sinclair



  • The Sinclair Family of Virginia by Jefferson Sinclair Selden.
  • They Came to Find the Dream in Adams, New York: Ancestors of the Sinclairs by David A. Sinclair.

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Sinclair Clan Badge


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Sinclair Clan Badge




Sinclair Clan Badge
Sinclair Clan Badge

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A clan is a social group made up of a number of distinct branch-families that actually descended from, or accepted themselves as descendants of, a common ancestor. The word clan means simply children. The idea of the clan as a community is necessarily based around this idea of heredity and is most often ruled according to a patriarchal structure. For instance, the clan chief represented the hereditary "parent" of the entire clan. The most prominent example of this form of society is the Scottish Clan system...

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Septs of the Distinguished Name Sinclair
Graot, L'Isle, L'Isle, MacnaCeardadh, McnaCeardadh, Saan, Saand, Saane, Saant, Saen, Saend, Saent, Saind, Saint, SaintClare, Sanclar, Sancto, SanctoClaro, Sanctoe, Sanctoh, Sanctough, Sanctow, Sanctowe, Sayn, Saynd, Saynt, Saynt Clare, Seincler, Sincklair, Sinclair, Sinclaire, Sinclar, Sinclear, Sincler, Singular, Sinklair, Sinncklair, Sinnclair, Sinnclaire, Sinnclar, Sinnclare, Sinnclear, Sinncler, Sinngular, Syncklair, Synclair, Synclaire, Synclar, Synclare, Synclear and more.

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  2. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Arab voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1835 with 132 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/arab/1835
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) INDUS 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Indus.htm
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LADY LILFORD 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839LadyLilford.htm
  5. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) PALMYRA 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Palmyra.htm

Other References

  1. Moody David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0806312688).
  2. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  3. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. Acts of Malcom IV 1153-65 Volume I Regesta Regum Scottorum 1153-1424. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1960. Print.
  4. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster and America. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. Print.
  5. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  6. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  7. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. The Charters of David I The Written Acts of David I King of Scots, 1124-53 and of His Son Henry, Earl of Northumerland, 1139-52. Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 1999. Print.
  8. Adam, Frank. Clans Septs and Regiments of the Scottish Highlands 8th Edition. London: Bacon (G.W.) & Co, 1970. Print. (ISBN 10-0717945006).
  9. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Socts Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Modern Application of the Art of Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
  10. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  11. ...

The Sinclair Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Sinclair 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.

This page was last modified on 22 November 2016 at 16:05.

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