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Single Name Meaning

English: topographic name from one or more places called with Old English sengel perhaps meaning ‘brushwood’ or ‘burnt clearing’ such as Cowdray in Cocking (Sussex) recorded as la Cengel la Sengle in the 13th century. English: nickname from Middle English sengle single ‘single unmarried’ perhaps also ‘living alone solitary’ (Old French sengle). Compare Singler . German: from a pet form of an ancient Germanic person name formed with sing ‘sing’ as the first element.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Singler, Ingle, Dingle, Ringle, Swingle, Tingle, Finkle, Hindle

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Where is the Single family from?

You can see how Single families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Single family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Single families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 117 Single families living in British Columbia. This was about 68% of all the recorded Single's in Canada. British Columbia had the highest population of Single families in 1911.
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What did your Single ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Single. 65% of Single men worked as a Farmer. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Fure
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Census Records

There are 16,000 census records available for the last name Single. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Single census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Single. 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 Cards

There are 19,000 military records available for the last name Single. For the veterans among your Single ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Single lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Single life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1980. The average life expectancy for Single in 1948 was 40, and 78 in 2004.

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