Single Family History
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