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Pinch Name Meaning

nickname for a chirpy person, from Middle English pinch, pink ‘(chaf)finch’. Compare Finch. possibly a metonymic occupational name from Middle English pinche ‘pleated fabric’, from Middle English pinche(n) ‘to pinch (pastry)’, ‘to pleat (fabric)’, ‘to crimp (hair, etc.)’, also ‘to cavil’, ‘to be niggardly’.

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


Similar surnames: Finch, Pilch, Winch, Hinch, Pich, Clinch, Pech, Fitch, Pouch, Pinks

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Where is the Pinch family from?

You can see how Pinch families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Pinch family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Pinch families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 3 Pinch families living in New York. This was about 60% of all the recorded Pinch's in USA. New York had the highest population of Pinch families in 1840.
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What did your Pinch ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Pinch. 24% of Pinch men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Pinch women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Pinch were Manager and Teacher. .

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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
    24%
  • Salesman
    20%
  • Laborer
    17%
  • Manager
    14%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    34%
  • Stenographer
    34%
  • Teacher
    34%
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Census Records

There are 14,000 census records available for the last name Pinch. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pinch 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Pinch. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Pinch. For the veterans among your Pinch ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Pinch lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Pinch life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Pinch in 1949 was 41, and 77 in 2004.

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