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Pinkston Family History

Pinkston Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Pinxton in Derbyshire. The second element is Old English tūn ‘enclosure settlement’; the first may be a personal name Penec.

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


Similar surnames: Peniston, Winston, Pinkerton, Winton, Pointon, Hinton, Painton

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Where is the Pinkston family from?

You can see how Pinkston families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Pinkston family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Pinkston families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 17 Pinkston families living in Tennessee. This was about 24% of all the recorded Pinkston's in USA. Tennessee had the highest population of Pinkston families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Pinkston surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Pinkston ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Cook were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Pinkston. 25% of Pinkston men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Pinkston women worked as a Cook. Some less common occupations for Americans named Pinkston were Salesman and Housewife. .

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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

  • Farmer
    25%
  • Laborer
    20%
  • Truck Driver
    5%
  • Salesman
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Cook
    10%
  • Maid
    10%
  • Teacher
    10%
  • Housewife
    7%
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Census Records

There are 26,000 census records available for the last name Pinkston. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pinkston 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 759 immigration records available for the last name Pinkston. 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 8,000 military records available for the last name Pinkston. For the veterans among your Pinkston ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Pinkston lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Pinkston life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Pinkston in 1951 was 23, and 73 in 2004.

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