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Sinclair

Sinclair (m) A Norman placename which was transferred
to Scotland as a surname as early as the twelfth century. An offshoot of the family held the earldom in Caithness until 1542. Sinclair is now occasionally used as a Christian name. It is a form of Saint Clare, a placename in Pont d’Eveque, Normandy. The Gaelic surname Mac Na Geaird is also rendered as Sinclair, though Tinkler (‘Tinker’) would be more correct.

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