Singer Family History

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Singer Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a cantor in a synagogue, from Yiddish zinger ‘singer’. English: variant of Sanger 2, in fact a Middle English recoinage from the verb sing(en) ‘to sing’. German: variant of Sänger (see Sanger 1) in the sense of ‘poet’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Sanger, Senger, Finger, Singler, Ringer, Slinger, Ginger, Binger

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Singer Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Singer name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Singer. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • European Jewish


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Singer Family Origin

Where is the Singer family from?

Singer Family Occupations

What did your Singer ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Singer occupation in Canada was Farmer. 30% of Singer's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Singer family was Servant. Farmer, School and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Singer.

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  • Farmer

  • School

  • Labourer

  • Servant


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Singer ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Singer Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 147,000 census records available for the last name Singer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Singer census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 39,000 immigration records available for the last name Singer. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 36,000 military records available for the last name Singer. For the veterans among your Singer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Singer Life Expectancy

What is the average Singer lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Singer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Singer in 1941 was 48, and 79 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Singer ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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