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Pinckney Family History

Pinckney Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin): habitational name from Picquigny in Somme named with an ancient Germanic personal name Pincino (of obscure derivation) + the Latin locative suffix -acum.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Binney, Winkley, Hackney, Pitney, Pinner, Binkley, Hinckley, Pinsker

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Where is the Pinckney family from?

You can see how Pinckney families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Pinckney family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Pinckney families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 33 Pinckney families living in New York. This was about 58% of all the recorded Pinckney's in USA. New York had the highest population of Pinckney families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Pinckney surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Pinckney ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Laundress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Pinckney. 31% of Pinckney men worked as a Laborer and 13% of Pinckney women worked as a Laundress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Pinckney were Farm Laborer and Cook. .

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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 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Farm Laborer

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Laundress
  • Laborer
  • Maid
  • Cook
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Census Records

There are 24,000 census records available for the last name Pinckney. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pinckney census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Pinckney. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Pinckney. For the veterans among your Pinckney ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Pinckney lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Pinckney life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Pinckney in 1941 was 41, and 81 in 2004.

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