The surname ‘Sinclair’ is of Scottish, and English origin. It is derived from the habitation name from ‘Saint Clair sur Elle’ in La Manche or ‘Saint Clair L’Eveque’ in Calvados, so called from their dedication of their churches to ‘St Clarus’. Public and Civil registry archive’s confirm that the surname ‘Sinclair’ and or it’s variant’s, date as far back as the reign of King Edward III, were a ‘Richard Seinte Clere’, from Somerset, England, is recorded. A Scottish ‘Sinclair’, family which includes Earls of Caithness, originally held the Norman barony of Saint Clair. ‘Sir William Saint Clair’, was a leader of a rebellion against ‘Edward I’ of England. By marriage the family also obtained the earldom of Orkney, and in 1379 ‘Sir Henry Sinclair’, was created prince of Orkney by ‘King Hakone’ of Norway. His grandson ceded his rights over the Orkneys to ‘James III’ of Scotland. The exact period of settlement in North America has not been definitely determined but data extracted from Historic… Coat of arms: Argent a cross engrai…
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