Sinclair (surname)

Sinclair
Family name
Clan member crest badge - Clan Sinclair.svg
Revela Domino opera tua
Meaning Taken from the hermit saint; this derivation of the St. Claire surname comes from the Latin "clarus", meaning "pure, renowned, illustrious."
Region of origin Pont d'Eveque (Le Havre), Normandy, France
Caithness & Roslin, Scotland
Language(s) of origin French/English
Related names St. Clair
Saint-Clair
Saint Clare
Santa Clara
de Saint-Clair
Sainclair
Synklar
Clan Septs:
Budge
Caird
Clouston
Clyne
Linklater
Lyall
Mason
Purdie
Snoddy
Footnotes: [1]

The Scoto-Norman surname Sinclair comes from the Clan Sinclair whose progenitors conquered England with William the Conqueror then moved to Scotland and were given the land of Roslin, Midlothian by the King of Scots.

The style Sinclair is the most common styling. It has its origins in Scotland and is a derivation of the original French "de Saint-Clair"; although the name has also been styled "Santoclair", "de St. Clair", "Sainclair", "Synklar" and many more across the centuries. The well-known individuals in this article are listed first alphabetically then by profession.[2]

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  • Sadie Sinclair, fictional character
  • Scott Sinclair, footballer
  • Suzanne Sinclair (New Zealand politician)
  • Suzanne Sinclair (US politician)

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Fields

All the names listed alphabetically above (bar fictional characters) will now be listed by their profession thus:

Government/civil service/professional

Journalism/writers

Religion/human rights

Artists

Sports personalities

Other entertainment

Disambiguation pages

Instances of more than one person with the same name:

  • Bob Sinclair (disambiguation)
  • Donald Sinclair (disambiguation)
  • George Sinclair (disambiguation)
  • James Sinclair (disambiguation)
  • Michael Sinclair (disambiguation)
  • Peter Sinclair (disambiguation)

See also

  • Clan Sinclair
  • St. Clair
  • Saint Clare (disambiguation)
  • Santa Clara (disambiguation)

References


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