Anglo-Saxon culture. It comes from when the family lived in the village of Singleton found in the counties of Lancashire and Sussex. The surname Singletarey is a habitation surname which was originally derived from pre-exiting names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. The literal meaning of the surname Singletarey is farm in the burnt clearing from the Old English word sengel. CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
Early Origins of the Singletarey family
Lancashire at Singleton-in-the-Fylde (Singleton), a chapelry, in the parish of Kirkham, union of the Fylde, hundred of Amounderness or in Sussex at Singleton, a parish, in the union of West Hampnett, hundred of Westbourn and Singleton.
The Lancashire chapelry seems to point to the family's origin as in "Singleton (Lancashire) is mentioned in the Domesday Survey, and was once the property of a family of the local name" CITATION[CLOSE]
The chapelry was recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086 as Singletun CITATION[CLOSE]
Warton in Lancashire was also an early home of the family. "In the 7th of Henry VIII. the manor of Warton was held by Richard Singleton, of Broughton Tower." CITATION[CLOSE]
Early History of the Singletarey family
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Singletarey Spelling Variations
spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Singletarey were recorded, including Singleton, Singleturn, Shingleton and others.
Early Notables of the Singletarey family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Singletarey family to Ireland
Some of the Singletarey family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Singletarey family to the New World and Oceana
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Singletarey family emigrate to North America: Joe Singleton, who arrived in Virginia in 1635; John Singleton and Henry Singleton, who both came to Virginia in 1651; Grace Singleton, who settled in Virginia in 1653.
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