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Pinson Name Meaning

English and French: from Old French pinson ‘finch’, perhaps a nickname applied to a bright and cheerful person. English and French: metonymic occupational name for someone who made pincers or forceps or who used them in their work, from Old French pinson ‘pincers’ (a derivative of pincier ‘to pinch’).

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


Similar surnames: Kinson, Picon, Parson, Pins, Winston, Pointon, Pilon, Pinkos, Minson

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You can see how Pinson families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Pinson family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Pinson families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 12 Pinson families living in Ontario. This was about 33% of all the recorded Pinson's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Pinson families in 1911.
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What did your Pinson ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Fisher was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Pinson. 72% of Pinson men worked as a Fisher. .

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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

  • Fisher
    72%
  • Farmer
    29%
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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Pinson. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Pinson. For the veterans among your Pinson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Pinson lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Pinson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Pinson in 1945 was 31, and 71 in 2004.

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