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Tinker Family History

Tinker Name Meaning
English (mainly Yorkshire): occupational name for a mender of pots and pans, Middle English tink(l)er (of uncertain etymology).

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

364,998 Historical Documents with Tinker on Ancestry.com
81,372 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
6,439 Military Records
4,109 Immigration Records
52,827 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Tinker Families

  • Number of Tinker families
     38 - 73
     13 - 37
     1 - 12
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Tinker families
     271 - 539
     91 - 270
     1 - 90
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Tinker families
     2 - 1
     2 - 1
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Tinker census records

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Tinker Family Origin

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Tinker Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Tinker

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Tinker Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Tinker census records

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Tinker Civil War Service Records

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