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Pinn Name Meaning

English and German: metonymic occupational name for a maker of pins or pegs, from Middle English pin, Middle Low German pin(ne) ‘pin’, ‘peg’. In some cases the German name was an metonymic occupational name for a shoemaker. English (Devon): from Middle English pinne ‘hill’ (Old English penn), a topographic name or a habitational name from a place named with this word, e.g. Pinn, Pinn Court Farm, or Pin Hill Farm, all in Devon.

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


Similar surnames: Penn, Pann, Pine, Kinn, Linn, Pin, Pink, Pins, Pan, Pino

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Where is the Pinn family from?

You can see how Pinn families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Pinn family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Pinn families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1911 there were 12 Pinn families living in Ontario. This was about 71% of all the recorded Pinn's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Pinn families in 1911.
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What did your Pinn ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Pinn. 27% of Pinn men worked as a Laborer and 26% of Pinn women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Pinn were Carpenter and Teacher.

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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
    27%
  • Farmer
    25%
  • Clerk
    9%
  • Carpenter
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    26%
  • Housekeeper
    18%
  • Housewife
    11%
  • Teacher
    11%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Pinn. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Pinn. For the veterans among your Pinn ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Pinn lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Pinn life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Pinn in 1949 was 36, and 77 in 2004.

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