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Pinto Name Meaning

Spanish and Jewish (Sephardic): nickname from pinto ‘colorful’, ‘painted’. Spanish: habitational name from Pinto in Madrid. Catalan (Pintó): Catalan variant of Pintor ‘painter’. Portuguese: from a nickname from pinto ‘chick’. This name is also common in western India, where it was taken by Portuguese colonists. Italian: from pinto ‘mottled’, ‘dotted’ (Late Latin pinctus, for classical Latin pictus ‘painted’), hence a nickname for a person with a blotchy or pock-marked complexion or pepper-and-salt hair, or in some parts of the south at least from the same word in the sense ‘lively or restless person’.

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


Similar surnames: Pinta, Pintor, Pino, Canto, Ponto, Pont, Vento, Pinho, Penso, Sisto

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Where is the Pinto family from?

You can see how Pinto families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Pinto family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Pinto families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 2 Pinto families living in Ohio. This was about 33% of all the recorded Pinto's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Pinto families in 1840.
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What did your Pinto ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Pinto. 20% of Pinto men worked as a Laborer and 12% of Pinto women worked as an Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Pinto were Barber 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

  • Laborer
    20%
  • Truck Driver
    5%
  • Salesman
    5%
  • Barber
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Operator
    12%
  • New Worker
    7%
  • Clerk
    5%
  • Housewife
    4%
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Passenger Lists

There are 25,000 immigration records available for the last name Pinto. 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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There are 7,000 military records available for the last name Pinto. For the veterans among your Pinto ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Pinto lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Pinto life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Pinto in 1943 was 41, and 75 in 2004.

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