Sings History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Sings is an Anglo-Saxon name. The name was originally given to a person who was a singaere or musician. During the Middle Ages people were identified by the type of work one did and were referred to in this manner. The traveling musician was therefore named the singaere, and was a well known and respected figure in medieval times. He was the main entertainer at fairs and festivals and was also a source of news and idle gossip from the neighboring towns.

Early Origins of the Sings family

The surname Sings was first found in Devon where one of the first records of the name was Lucas le Syngere who was listed in the Subsidy Rolls of 1296. The same rolls listed William le Syngur one year later in Yorkshire.

Early History of the Sings family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Sings research. Another 123 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1400, 1811, 1594, 1602, 1594, 1602 and 1678 are included under the topic Early Sings History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Sings Spelling Variations

One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Sings has appeared include Singer, Singers, Singar and others.

Early Notables of the Sings family (pre 1700)

Notables of this surname at this time include: John Singer (fl. 1594-1602), an English actor and dramatist who was with Queen Elizabeth's company and the Admiral's (Lord Charles Howard...
Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Sings Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


Australia Sings migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Sings Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • George Sings, a tailor, who arrived in Van Diemen’s Land (now Tasmania) sometime between 1825 and 1832


The Sings Motto +

The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Fidelitas vincit
Motto Translation: Fidelity prevails.


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