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The lineage of the name Singleton begins with the Anglo-Saxon tribes in Britain. It is a result of when they lived in the village of Singleton found in the counties of Lancashire and Sussex. The surname Singleton is a habitation surname which was originally derived from pre-exiting names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. The literal meaning of the surname Singleton is farm in the burnt clearing from the Old English word sengel. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)


Singleton Early Origins



The surname Singleton was first found in 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" [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
and "a parish in Sussex, and a chapelry in Lancashire. The latter was long possessed by a very ancient family. " [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.

The chapelry was recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086 as Singletun [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
and in 1185 as Sengelton. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
The township of Thornley cum Wheatley in Lancashire was once held by the family. "Thomas, Earl of Derby, in the 14th of Henry VII., purchased the manor of Thornley-cum-Wheatley from Charles Singleton." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.


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Singleton Spelling Variations


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Singleton Spelling Variations



Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Singleton has undergone many spelling variations, including Singleton, Singleturn, Shingleton and others.

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Singleton Early History


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Singleton Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Singleton research. Another 151 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1677, 1640, 1618, 1637 and are included under the topic Early Singleton History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Singleton Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Singleton Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 39 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Singleton Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Singleton In Ireland


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Singleton In Ireland



Some of the Singleton family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 155 words (11 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



To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Singleton were among those contributors:

Singleton Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Mary Singleton, who arrived in Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1625
  • Joe Singleton, who arrived in Virginia in 1635
  • Jo Singleton, aged 18, arrived in Virginia in 1635
  • Henry Singleton, who landed in Virginia in 1637
  • John Singleton and Henry Singleton, who both came to Virginia in 1651
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Singleton Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Jos Singleton, who arrived in Virginia in 1701
  • Joseph Singleton, who landed in Virginia in 1704
  • Elianor Singleton, who arrived in Virginia in 1706
  • William Singleton, who landed in Virginia in 1714
  • Matthew Singleton, who landed in Virginia in 1752
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Singleton Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Able Singleton, who landed in America in 1830
  • Dan'l Singleton, aged 17, arrived in Key West, Fla in 1844
  • William Singleton, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1844
  • David Singleton, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1851
  • Samuel S Singleton, who landed in St Clair County, III in 1857
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Singleton Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Capt. George Singleton U.E. who settled in Thurlow [Belleville], Hastings County, Ontario c. 1786 he served in the Royal Regiment of New York [5]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

Singleton Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Singleton, aged 19, a blacksmith, arrived in South Australia in 1850 aboard the ship "Joseph Soames"
  • William Singleton, aged 19, a blacksmith, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Joseph Somes" in 1850
  • John Singleton, aged 24, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Olivia"

Singleton Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Mr Singleton landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1841
  • John Singleton, aged 25, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Shamrock" in 1856
  • Jane Singleton arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Chile" in 1866

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Contemporary Notables of the name Singleton (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Singleton (post 1700)



  • Gilbert Jerome "Gib" Singleton (1935-2014), American sculptor
  • Doris Singleton (1919-2012), American actress, best known for her role as Carolyn Appleby, in I Love Lucy
  • Chris Singleton (b. 1989), American NBA player for the Washington Wizar
  • Chris Singleton (b. 1972), American Major League Baseball center fielder
  • Chris Singleton (b. 1967), American NFL football player
  • Shelby Singleton (1931-2009), American record producer and record label owner
  • Arthur James "Zutty" Singleton (1898-1975), American early jazz drummer
  • John Daniel Singleton (b. 1968), American film director, screenwriter, and producer
  • William Dean Singleton (b. 1951), American newspaper executive, chairman of the board of directors of the Associated Press
  • James Alexander Singleton (b. 1981), American professional basketball player
  • ... (Another 41 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Singleton Historic Events


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Singleton Historic Events




Arrow Air Flight 1285

  • Mr. Earl Singleton (b. 1955), American Sergeant from Hugger, South Carolina, USA who died in the crash of Arrow Air Flight 1285 on December 12, 1985 in Gander, Newfoundland, Canada

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  2. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  3. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  4. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  5. ^ 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

Other References

  1. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  3. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  4. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  5. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  6. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  7. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  8. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  9. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  10. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
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The Singleton Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Singleton 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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