Pinson Family History

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Pinson Name Meaning

English and French: from Old French pinson ‘finch’, perhaps a nickname applied to a bright and cheerful person. English and French: metonymic occupational name for someone who made pincers or forceps or who used them in their work, from Old French pinson ‘pincers’ (a derivative of pincier ‘to pinch’).

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

Similar surnames: Kinson, Picon, Parson, Pins, Winston, Pointon, Pilon, Pinkos, Minson

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Pinson Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Pinson name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Pinson. 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


  • Norway


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


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Pinson Family Origin

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Pinson Family Occupations

What did your Pinson ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Pinson family was Farm Laborer. The most common Pinson occupation in the USA was Farmer. 54% of Pinson's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Pinson.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Farming

  • Farm Laborer


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

Pinson Historical Records

What Pinson family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 30,000 census records available for the last name Pinson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pinson 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Pinson. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Pinson. For the veterans among your Pinson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Pinson Life Expectancy

What is the average Pinson lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Pinson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Pinson in 1945 was 31, and 71 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Pinson 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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