I believe that is exactly what this means! However,
after the restoration of the clans and the return of the "romance" of
the Scots from about 1790-1820ish, Sinclairs from everywhere can unite and claim
affiliation with the Sinclair Clan (I believe). :)
Sinclairs in Argyll were not "shinglers."
For more information, read my article "McNokairds: The
Early Sinclairs of Argyll" found on the websites maintained by both Paul
Sinclair (http://kingcrest.com/sinclair) and John
under Argyll "Origin of Argyll Sinclairs."
Alexander Sinclairs book
> The Gaelic
form of the name Sinclair is Singlear. The Sinclairs
>Argyleshire call themselves Clann-na-Cearda or the Children of the
>trade. It is probable that the name was given them by
their neighbours >would
naturally take for gratned that Singlear meant
shingler or >flax-dresser. The
Sinclairs of Argyll are out-and
-out Highlanders. >
Forgive me for being obtuse but does this
mean that argyle Sinclairs may have
no real clain to be descended from
the Norman/Scandiavian Sinclairs?
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