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Pinter Name Meaning

Variant of German Pinder or Slovenian Pintar, variants of Binder ‘cooper’. Jewish: in England this is found as an Anglicized form of the Sephardic name Pinta. French and Hungarian (Pintér): occupational name for a maker of measures or for an official who controlled measures, from an agent derivative of Old French pinte, Hungarian pint ‘pint’, of uncertain origin. Pinter is also found as a Dutch surname, probably with the same meaning as in 3 (see Pint).

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

Similar surnames: Pointer, Pinner, Pintar, Winter, Painter, Panter, Minter, Pitter

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You can see how Pinter families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Pinter family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Pinter families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 8 Pinter families living in Somerset. This was about 25% of all the recorded Pinter's in the UK. Somerset had the highest population of Pinter families in 1891.
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What did your Pinter ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Pinter. 67% of Pinter 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
  • Clerk
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There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Pinter. For the veterans among your Pinter ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Pinter lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Pinter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Pinter in 1957 was 46, and 75 in 2004.

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