The ancient roots of the Sinnicks family name are in the Anglo-Saxon
culture. The name Sinnicks comes from when the family lived in an area that was defined by seven oak trees.
Sinnicks is a topographic
surname, which was given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree. During the Middle Ages, as society became more complex, individuals needed a way to be distinguishable from others. Toponymic surnames were developed as a result of this need. Various features in the landscape or area were used to distinguish people from one another. In this case the original bearers of the surname Sinnicks were named due to their close proximity to the seven oakes.
Early Origins of the Sinnicks family
The surname Sinnicks was first found in Kent
where they held a family seat
at Seven-oaks, a market-town and parish, and the head of a union, in the hundred
of Codsheath. "This place, which in the Textus Roffensis is written Seovan Acca, is supposed to have derived its name from seven large oaks that stood upon the eminence on which the town is built. The free grammar school was founded and endowed in 1432, by Sir William Sevenoake, usually written Sennocke, who, being deserted by his parents, was brought up by some charitable persons, and apprenticed to a grocer in London, from which station he rose to be lord mayor of that city, and its representative in parliament, leaving a portion of his wealth to found this school and an hospital for decayed elderly tradespeople. " CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
The variant Sinnock was "a corruption of Sevenoaks. " CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
Early History of the Sinnicks family
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Sinnicks 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 Sinnicks has appeared include Snook, Snooks, Snukes, Sevenoak, Sevenoaks, Sevenoke, Sevenokes, Sinnox, Sinnocks, Sennocke, Sennox, Sevenocke, Sevenockes, Snooke, Snouk, Snouks, Sinnicks, Shinnicks, Shinnocks, Chennix and many more.
Early Notables of the Sinnicks family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Sinnicks family to Ireland
Some of the Sinnicks family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 45 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Sinnicks family to the New World and Oceana
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England
was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England
at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Sinnicks arrived in North America very early:
Sinnicks Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Annie Sinnicks, aged 56, who emigrated to the United States, in 1920
- George Sinnicks, aged 57, who landed in America, in 1920
Contemporary Notables of the name Sinnicks (post 1700)
- George S. Sinnicks, American Republican politician, Member of Massachusetts State House of Representatives Twentieth Essex District, 1923-24 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html