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Pinks Surname Meaning

English: variant of or patronymic from Pink . Possibly a shortened form of German Pinkus in the south a nickname for a short fat man Binkus but possibly also a Jewish name for a community scribe.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Pink, Pins, Binks, Inks, Rings, Hinks, Fink, Zins, Pinkus, Rinks

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Where is the Pinks family from?

You can see how Pinks families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Pinks family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Pinks families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 11 Pinks families living in Saskatchewan. This was about 92% of all the recorded Pinks's in Canada. Saskatchewan had the highest population of Pinks families in 1911.
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What did your Pinks ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Secretary were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Pinks. 31% of Pinks men worked as a Laborer and 25% of Pinks women worked as a Secretary. Some less common occupations for Americans named Pinks were Clerk and Housework. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    31%
  • Onion Laborer
    10%
  • Farmer
    10%
  • Clerk
    10%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Secretary
    25%
  • Teacher
    25%
  • Cook
    17%
  • Housework
    17%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 348 immigration records available for the last name Pinks. 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 Cards

There are 452 military records available for the last name Pinks. For the veterans among your Pinks ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Pinks lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Pinks life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1967, and highest in 1955. The average life expectancy for Pinks in 1955 was 100, and 47 in 2004.

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