Pinkerton Family History

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Pinkerton Name Meaning

Scottish and northern Irish: habitational name from a place near Dunbar, which is from an unexplained first element + Old English tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’. This surname has been established in Ireland since the 17th century.

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


Similar surnames: Winterton, Pinkston, Bickerton, Preston, Winton, Pemberton, Overton

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Pinkerton Family Origin

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Pinkerton Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    41%
  • Labourer

    8%
  • School

    5%
  • Carpenter

    3%

In 1881, the most common Pinkerton occupation in Canada was Farmer. 41% of Pinkerton's were Farmers. Farmer, Labourer and School were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Pinkerton. A less common occupation for the Pinkerton family was Carpenter.

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Pinkerton Life Expectancy

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