Pinch Family History

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Pinch Name Meaning

nickname for a chirpy person, from Middle English pinch, pink ‘(chaf)finch’. Compare Finch. possibly a metonymic occupational name from Middle English pinche ‘pleated fabric’, from Middle English pinche(n) ‘to pinch (pastry)’, ‘to pleat (fabric)’, ‘to crimp (hair, etc.)’, also ‘to cavil’, ‘to be niggardly’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Finch, Pilch, Winch, Hinch, Pich, Clinch, Pech, Fitch, Pouch, Pinks

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Pinch Family Origin

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Pinch Family Occupations

What did your Pinch ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Pinch family was Machinist. Farmer, Gardener and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Pinch. The most common Pinch occupation in Canada was Farmer. 23% of Pinch's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Gardener

  • Laborer

  • Machinist


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Pinch Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 14,000 census records available for the last name Pinch. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pinch census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Pinch. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 7,000 military records available for the last name Pinch. For the veterans among your Pinch ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Pinch Life Expectancy

What is the average Pinch lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Pinch life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Pinch in 1949 was 41, and 77 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Pinch ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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