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

Sinks Early Origins



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

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Sinks Spelling Variations


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Sinks Spelling Variations



Anglo-Norman names tend to be marked by an enormous number of spelling variations. This is largely due to the fact that Old and Middle English lacked any spelling rules when Norman French was introduced in the 11th century. The languages of the English courts at that time were French and Latin. These various languages mixed quite freely in the evolving social milieu. The final element of this mix is that medieval scribes spelled words according to their sounds rather than any definite rules, so a name was often spelled in as many different ways as the number of documents it appeared in. The name was spelled Sinker, Sinka, Sinkeman, Sinkman, Sink and others.

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Sinks Early History


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Sinks Early History



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

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Sinks Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Sinks Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Sinks 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 the political and religious discontent in England, families began to migrate abroad in enormous numbers. Faced with persecution and starvation at home, the open frontiers and generally less oppressive social environment of the New World seemed tantalizing indeed to many English people. The trip was difficult, and not all made it unscathed, but many of those who did get to Canada and the United States made important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers with Sinks name or one of its variants: Margaret Sinka, who settled in Maryland in 1665; Henry Sinker, who settled in Virginia in 1667; Benjamin Sinker, who was on record in 1780 as a Loyalist in the war of the American Revolution, August Sinker, who landed in New York in 1854.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Sinks (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Sinks (post 1700)



  • E. R. Sinks, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1916 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

Other References

  1. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  2. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  3. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  4. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  5. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  6. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  7. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  8. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  9. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  10. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
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The Sinks Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Sinks 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 10:19.

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