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The surname Sink is occupational, and would have originally denoted one who "engraves figures or designs on dies."

Sink Early Origins



The surname Sink was first found in Cambridgeshire, where William le Sinoker was listed in the Assize Rolls of 1260.

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Sink Spelling Variations


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Sink Spelling Variations



Multitudes of spelling variations are a hallmark of Anglo Norman names. Most of these names evolved in the 11th and 12th century, in the time after the Normans introduced their own Norman French language into a country where Old and Middle English had no spelling rules and the languages of the court were French and Latin. To make matters worse, medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, so names frequently appeared differently in the various documents in which they were recorded. The name was spelled Sinker, Sinka, Sinkeman, Sinkman, Sink and others.

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Sink Early History


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Sink Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Sink research. Another 170 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1314, 1327, and 1379 are included under the topic Early Sink History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Sink Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Sink Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Sink Notables 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



Because of this political and religious unrest within English society, many people decided to immigrate to the colonies. Families left for Ireland, North America, and Australia in enormous numbers, traveling at high cost in extremely inhospitable conditions. The New World in particular was a desirable destination, but the long voyage caused many to arrive sick and starving. Those who made it, though, were welcomed by opportunities far greater than they had known at home in England. Many of these families went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Sink or a variant listed above:

Sink Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Daniel Sink, aged 24, arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1741
  • Jacob Sink, who landed in North Carolina in 1764
  • Michael Sink, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1765

Sink Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Pablo Sink, aged 19, arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Caracas" from Curacao, DWI [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6WZ-W68 : 6 December 2014), Pablo Sink, 10 Oct 1919; citing departure port Curacao, DWI, arrival port New York, ship name Caracas, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Joseph Sink, aged 21, arrived in New York City, New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Princess Matoika" from Danzig, Poland [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6DN-YPJ : 6 December 2014), Joseph Sink, 21 Jul 1920; citing departure port Danzig, arrival port New York City, New York, New York, ship name Princess Matoika, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

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Contemporary Notables of the name Sink (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Sink (post 1700)



  • Eric Sink, American software developer and writer
  • Adelaide "Alex" Sink (b. 1948), American politician
  • John W. Sink, American politician, Member of Nebraska State House of Representatives, 1909-11
  • Jerry Sink, American Republican politician, Presidential Elector for Tennessee, 2012
  • H. Hoyle Sink, American politician, U.S. Vice Consul in Amoy, 1916-17
  • Charles Albert Sink (1879-1972), American Republican politician, Member of Michigan State Senate 12th District, 1921-22, 1927-30; Candidate in primary for Lieutenant Governor of Michigan, 1932
  • Alex Sink, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Florida, 2008
  • Joseph Stanford Sink (b. 1911), American newspaper publisher and state senator
  • Lieutenant General Robert Frederick Sink (1905-1965), American Commander of the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment of the 101st Airborne Division during World War II. He was awarded the Croix de Guerre during the war

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Sink Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6WZ-W68 : 6 December 2014), Pablo Sink, 10 Oct 1919; citing departure port Curacao, DWI, arrival port New York, ship name Caracas, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6DN-YPJ : 6 December 2014), Joseph Sink, 21 Jul 1920; citing departure port Danzig, arrival port New York City, New York, New York, ship name Princess Matoika, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Other References

  1. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  2. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  4. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  5. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  6. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  7. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  8. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  9. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  10. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
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The Sink Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Sink 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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