Last name: SINGER

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SINGER : This last name is indexed 175,072 times on Geneanet!

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SINGER : 1: Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a cantor in a synagogue from Yiddish zinger ‘singer’.2: English and Scottish (Aberdeenshire): occupational name from Middle English singer(e) ‘singer cantor reciter of verse player of a musical instrument’. See also Sing Sanger.3: English: perhaps from an unrecorded Anglo-Norman French and Middle English personal name Sinegar an Old French borrowing of ancient Germanic Sineger (from an augmentative prefix + gēr ‘spear’).4: German: variant of Sänger (see Sanger 1) in the sense of ‘poet’.5: American shortened form of German Reisinger.6: Native American (Navajo): translation into English (and shortening) of a Navajo personal name based on the occupational name hataałii ‘singer (i.e. medicine man)’ such as Hataałii Yázhí ‘Little Singer’; see Hatathlie.

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