Origin of the Name Sinnott
The origin of the name Sinnott
was found in the allfamilycrests.com archives.
Over the centuries Surnames developed a wide number of variants. Different spellings of the same name can be traced back to an original root. Additionally when a bearer of a name emigrated it was not uncommon that their original name would be incorrectly transcribed in the record books at their new location. Surnames were also often altered over the years based on how they sounded phonetically and depending on the prevailing political conditions it may have been advantageous to change a name from one language to another.
Variants of the name Sinnott
include Synnott, Sinot and Synot. These names are derived from the Gaelic Sinoid sept name which has been prominent in County Wexford since the thirteenth century.
A sept or clan is a collective term describing a group of persons whose immediate ancestors bore a common surname and inhabited the same territory. Irish septs and clans that are related often belong to even larger groups, sometimes called tribes.
These families arrived into Ireland with the Anglo-Norman invasion of 1170 and held vast estates of land and notable public positions. An early record of the name occurs in the year 1247 when a Richard Synod was recorded as being in possession of Ballybrennan, in the Barony of Forth. By the seventeenth century they were a principal Irish name in the Barony of Forth and in the town of Wexford.
The Sinnott coat of arms came into existence centuries ago. The process of creating coats of arms (also often called family crests) began in the eleventh century although a form of Proto-Heraldry may have existed in some countries prior to this. The new art of Heraldry made it possible for families and even individual family members to have their very own coat of arms, including all Sinnott descendants.