Pinkney Family History

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Pinkney Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Pinckney.

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

Similar surnames: Pickney, Pinney, Binkley, Penney, Pinckley, Hinkley, Pinkley

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Pinkney Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Pinkney name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Benin/Togo


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Mali


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Pinkney Family Origin

Where is the Pinkney family from?

Pinkney Family Occupations

What did your Pinkney ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Pinkney occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 12% of Pinkney's were Coal Miners. A less common occupation for the Pinkney family was Annuitant. Coal Miner, Agricultural Labourer and Ironstone Miner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Pinkney.

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  • Coal Miner

  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Ironstone Miner

  • Annuitant


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

Pinkney Historical Records

What Pinkney family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 42,000 census records available for the last name Pinkney. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pinkney 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Pinkney. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 6,000 military records available for the last name Pinkney. For the veterans among your Pinkney ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Pinkney Life Expectancy

What is the average Pinkney lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Pinkney life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Pinkney in 1943 was 36, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Pinkney

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Pinkney 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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