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The Sinclaire 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.

Sinclaire Early Origins



The surname Sinclaire 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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Sinclaire Spelling Variations


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Sinclaire 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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Sinclaire Early History


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Sinclaire Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Sinclaire 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 Sinclaire History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Sinclaire Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Sinclaire Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Sinclaire In Ireland


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Sinclaire In Ireland



Some of the Sinclaire 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:

Sinclaire Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Robert Sinclaire, who arrived in America in 1804
  • Ame Sinclaire, who arrived in New York, NY in 1811
  • Anne Sinclaire, who arrived in New Jersey in 1811
  • John Sinclaire, who arrived in New Jersey in 1811
  • Mary Sinclaire, who arrived in New Jersey in 1811

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Contemporary Notables of the name Sinclaire (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Sinclaire (post 1700)



  • Mary C. Sinclaire, American politician, Delegate to New York convention to ratify 21st amendment, 1933

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Sinclaire Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. Acts of Malcom IV 1153-65 Volume I Regesta Regum Scottorum 1153-1424. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1960. Print.
    2. Scarlett, James D. Tartan The Highland Textile. London: Shepheard-Walwyn, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0-85683-120-4).
    3. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    4. Fairbairn,. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    5. Bloxham, Ben. Key to Parochial Registers of Scotland From Earliest Times Through 1854 2nd edition. Provo, UT: Stevenson's Genealogical Center, 1979. Print.
    6. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster and America. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. Print.
    7. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    8. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    9. Fulton, Alexander. Scotland and Her Tartans: The Romantic Heritage of the Scottish Clans and Families. Godalming: Bramley, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-86283-880-0).
    10. Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. Print.
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    The Sinclaire Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Sinclaire 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 19 November 2015 at 10:15.

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