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Pinner Name Meaning

English and North German: occupational name for a maker of pins or pegs (or alternatively, in the case of the German name, a metonymic occupational name for a shoemaker), a derivative of Pinn, with the addition of the agent suffix -er. English: occupational name for a maker or user of combs, Anglo-Norman French peigner, an agent derivative of peigne ‘comb’. English: habitational name from Pinner, now part of northwest London, which derives its name from Old English pinn ‘pin’, ‘peg’ + ora ‘slope’, ‘ridge’, describing a projecting hill spur. Jewish (Ashkenazic): habitational name for someone from Pinne (Polish Pniewy) near Poznan. German: habitational name for someone from a place called Pinnan or Pinne.

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


Similar surnames: Penner, Pinter, Tinner, Kinner, Finner, Spinner, Binner, Linner

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You can see how Pinner families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Pinner family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Pinner families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1911 there were 23 Pinner families living in Ontario. This was about 68% of all the recorded Pinner's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Pinner families in 1911.
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What did your Pinner ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Pinner. 60% of Pinner men worked as a Farmer.

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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.

Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    60%
  • Labourer
    20%
  • Laborer
    20%
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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Pinner. 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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There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Pinner. For the veterans among your Pinner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Pinner lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Pinner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Pinner in 1944 was 51, and 79 in 2004.

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