When James Paul Singleton was born on 1 December 1912, in Haywood, North Carolina, United States, his father, Joseph Henry Singleton, was 32 and his mother, Dortha Jane Mull, was 24. He lived in East Fork Township, Haywood, North Carolina, United States in 1940 and Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1976. He died on 16 May 1976, in Midlothian, Chesterfield, Virginia, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in Dale Memorial Park, Chesterfield, Virginia, United States.
English (Lancashire and West Yorkshire):
habitational name from Singleton (Lancashire), probably from Old English scingol ‘shingle, wooden roof tile’ + tūn ‘farmstead, estate’. Bearers of this surname are said to be descended from Ughtred de Sinleton, holder of lands in Amounderness wapentake (Lancashire) c. 1160–90. This name was first recorded in Ireland in 1308 and firmly established in Louth and Monaghan during the 17th century.
habitational name from Singleton (Sussex), probably from Old English sængel, sengel ‘bundle, tuft’ + tūn ‘farmstead, estate’.