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Pinkerton Family History

Pinkerton Name Meaning
Scottish and northern Irish: habitational name from a place near Dunbar, which is from an unexplained first element + Old English tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’. This surname has been established in Ireland since the 17th century.

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

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62,787 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
8,181 Military Records
6,397 Immigration Records
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Name Distribution of Pinkerton Families

  • Number of Pinkerton families
     68 - 134
     23 - 67
     1 - 22
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Pinkerton families
     53 - 104
     18 - 52
     1 - 17
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Pinkerton families
     114 - 226
     39 - 113
     1 - 38
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Pinkerton Family Origin

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Pinkerton Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Pinkerton

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Pinkerton Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Pinkerton Civil War Service Records

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