Pinkston Family History

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Pinkston Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Pinxton in Derbyshire. The second element is Old English tun ‘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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Pinkston Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Pinkston name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Pinkston. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Benin/Togo


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Pinkston Family Origin

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Pinkston Family Occupations

What did your Pinkston ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Pinkston occupation in the USA was Farmer. 51% of Pinkston's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Pinkston family was Farm Laborer. Farmer, Laborer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Pinkston.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Farming

  • Farm Laborer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Pinkston ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Pinkston Historical Records

What Pinkston family records will you find?

Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Pinkston Life Expectancy

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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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Pinkston ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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