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Pink Name Meaning

English: nickname, possibly for a small person, from Middle English pink, penk ‘minnow’ (Old English pinc). English (southeastern): variant of Pinch. Variant spelling of German Pinck, an indirect occupational name for a blacksmith, an onomatopoeic word imitating the sound of hammering which was perceived as pink(e)pank. German (of Slavic origin): from a diminutive of Sorbian pien ‘log’, ‘tree stump’, hence probably a nickname for a solid or stubby person.

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


Similar surnames: Pick, Pine, Pinn, Penk, Fink, Pin, Zink, Pinks, Spink, Pins

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Where is the Pink family from?

You can see how Pink families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Pink family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Pink families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 10 Pink families living in New York. This was about 77% of all the recorded Pink's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Pink families in 1840.
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What did your Pink ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Pink. 17% of Pink men worked as a Farmer and 11% of Pink women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Pink were Truck Driver 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
    17%
  • Laborer
    17%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Truck Driver
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    11%
  • Bookkeeper
    10%
  • Stenographer
    7%
  • Housewife
    7%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Pink. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Pink. For the veterans among your Pink ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Pink lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Pink life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Pink in 1953 was 57, and 78 in 2004.

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