Sinor is a name whose history dates possibly as far back as 1066 when the Normans
first arrived in Britain following their Conquest of the island. It was a name for a person with lordly bearing,
or the older of two people with the same name.
The first is by analogy with the French seigneur,
Early Origins of the Sinor family
The surname Sinor was first found in Norfolk
, where the family was granted lands by William the Conqueror for having assisted at the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The earliest known bearer of the name was Walter Seignure, who was recorded in the Pipe Rolls
Early History of the Sinor family
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Sinor Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago, spelling variations
of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, Norman French and other languages became incorporated into English throughout the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Sinor include Senior, Sinyeard, Singard, Sinyard, Sinor, Sayner, Saynor, Sayner and many more.
Early Notables of the Sinor family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Sinor family to the New World and Oceana
at this time, the uncertainty of the political and religious environment of the time caused many families to board ships for distant British colonies in the hopes of finding land and opportunity, and escaping persecution. The voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, though, and many arrived in North America sick, starved, and destitute. Those who did make it, however, were greeted with greater opportunities and freedoms that they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Early immigration records have shown some of the first Sinors to arrive on North American shores:
Sinor Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Peter Sinor, who was living in Pennsylvania in 1741
Contemporary Notables of the name Sinor (post 1700)
- Denis Sinor (1916-2011), born Zsinór Dénes, Romanian-born, American Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Central Asian Studies at the Department of Central Eurasian Studies at Indiana University
The Sinor 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: Medio tutissimus ibis
Motto Translation: Go most safely by the middle course