Pink Family History

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Pink Name Meaning

English: nickname, possibly for a small person, from Middle English pink, penk ‘minnow’ (Old English pinc). English (southeastern): variant of Pinch. Variant spelling of German Pinck, an indirect occupational name for a blacksmith, an onomatopoeic word imitating the sound of hammering which was perceived as pink(e)pank. German (of Slavic origin): from a diminutive of Sorbian pien ‘log’, ‘tree stump’, hence probably a nickname for a solid or stubby person.

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

Similar surnames: Pick, Pine, Pinn, Penk, Fink, Pin, Zink, Pinks, Spink, Pins

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Pink Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Pink name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Pink. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Pink Family Origin

Where is the Pink family from?

Pink Family Occupations

What did your Pink ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Pink occupation in Canada was Farmer. 29% of Pink's were Farmers. Farmer, Labourer and Machinist were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Pink. A less common occupation for the Pink family was School.

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  • Farmer

  • Labourer

  • Machinist

  • School


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Pink ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Pink Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 65,000 census records available for the last name Pink. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pink 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Pink. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Pink. For the veterans among your Pink ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Pink Life Expectancy

What is the average Pink lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Pink life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Pink in 1953 was 57, and 78 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Pink 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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