Singleton Coat of Arms / Singleton Family Crest

Singleton Family Crest / Singleton Coat of Arms

Singleton Family Crest / Singleton Coat of Arms


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Where did the English Singleton family come from? What is the English coat of arms/family crest? When did the Singleton family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the history of the family name?

The Anglo-Saxon name Singleton was established when the family resided in the village of Singleton found in the counties of Lancashire and Sussex. The surname Singleton is a habitation surname which was originally derived from pre-exiting names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. The literal meaning of the surname Singleton is farm in the burnt clearing, from the Old English word “sengel.”

The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore,spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people’s names evolved. Singleton has been recorded under many different variations, including Singleton, Singleturn, Shingleton and others.

First found in Lancashire where they held a family seat from very early times.

For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Singleton or a variant listed above: Joe Singleton, who arrived in Virginia in 1635; John Singleton and Henry Singleton, who both came to Virginia in 1651; Grace Singleton, who settled in Virginia in 1653.

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Some noteworthy people of the name Singleton

    * Alvin Singleton (b. 1940), American composer
    * Henry Earl Singleton, American engineer who invented the gyroscope, Co-Founder of Teledyne, Vice-President at Litton Industries
    * George Michael Singleton (1913-2002), English cricketer
    * John Singleton, Australian entrepreneur
    * Penny Singleton (1908-2003), Hollywood actress
    * Sir Edward Singleton, Lawyer
    * Zutty Singleton (1898-1975), jazz musician