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SINCLAIR Surname Meaning & Origin:

Taken from the hermit St. Clare or St. Clere, this derivation of the St. Claire surname comes from the Latin clarus, meaning 'pure, renowned, illustrious.'

SINCLAIR is the 79th most popular surname in Scotland.

Surname Origin:

Alternate Surname Spellings:

SINCLAIRE, SINCLAR, ST CLAIR, SINKLER

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Common Scottish Surnames & Their Meanings
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Sinclair Family Genealogy Forum
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FamilySearch - SINCLAIR Genealogy
Find records, queries, and lineage-linked family trees posted for the Sinclair surname and its variations.

SINCLAIR Surname & Family Mailing Lists
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Cousin Connect - SINCLAIR Genealogy Queries
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DistantCousin.com - SINCLAIR Genealogy & Family History
Free databases and genealogy links for the last name Sinclair.

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References: Surname Meanings & Origins

Cottle, Basil. Penguin Dictionary of Surnames. Baltimore, MD: Penguin Books, 1967.

Menk, Lars. A Dictionary of German Jewish Surnames. Avotaynu, 2005.

Beider, Alexander. A Dictionary of Jewish Surnames from Galicia. Avotaynu, 2004.

Hanks, Patrick and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford University Press, 1989.

Hanks, Patrick. Dictionary of American Family Names. Oxford University Press, 2003.

Smith, Elsdon C. American Surnames. Genealogical Publishing Company, 1997.


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