Pins Family History
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Pins Name Meaning
Possibly an altered spelling of southern German and Austrian Pinz, from a pet form of the personal name Berchtold (see Berthold). Dutch: from Middle Dutch pin(ne) ‘wooden peg or pin’, ‘iron pin or point’, hence presumably a metonymic occupational name for someone who made or used such items.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press