Singleton Name Origin, Meaning and Family History

Singleton Name Meaning: Locational from one of two places named 'singleton'.Derives from old English sengel 'burnt clearing' + tun 'settlement'.

May indicate inhabitants of the 'settlement in the burnt clearing'. The name is of Anglo-Saxon origin,with the first recorded spelling to be that of 'Ughtred De Sinleton',dated 1190.

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Surname Distribution

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Name Concentrations Within England and Wales

Singleton Surname Statistics

Top Professions for the Singleton family

Profession Census Frequency
Agricultural Labourer 121
Female Servant 96
Independent 67
Farmer 66
Male Servant 45
Cotton Weaver 45
Shoe Maker 43
Labourer 40
Weaver 33
Coal Miner 15
Ag Lab 15
Dress Maker 14
Weaver Cotton 13
Fancy Weaver 13
Piecer 12
Blacksmith 10
Tailor 10
Joiner 9
Cotton Hand Loom Weaver 9
Carpenter 8
Collier 8
House Keeper 8
Calico Printer 8
Brick Layer 7
Carter 7

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