Pinner Family History

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Pinner Name Meaning

English and North German: occupational name for a maker of pins or pegs (or alternatively, in the case of the German name, a metonymic occupational name for a shoemaker), a derivative of Pinn, with the addition of the agent suffix -er. English: occupational name for a maker or user of combs, Anglo-Norman French peigner, an agent derivative of peigne ‘comb’. English: habitational name from Pinner, now part of northwest London, which derives its name from Old English pinn ‘pin’, ‘peg’ + ora ‘slope’, ‘ridge’, describing a projecting hill spur. Jewish (Ashkenazic): habitational name for someone from Pinne (Polish Pniewy) near Poznan. German: habitational name for someone from a place called Pinnan or Pinne.

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

Similar surnames: Penner, Pinter, Tinner, Kinner, Finner, Spinner, Binner, Linner

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Pinner Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Pinner name?

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


  • European Jewish


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Pinner Family Origin

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Pinner Family Occupations

What did your Pinner ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Agricultural Labourer, Ag Labourer and Farm Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Pinner. A less common occupation for the Pinner family was Agricultural Laborer. The most common Pinner occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 5% of Pinner's were Agricultural Labourers.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Ag Labourer

  • Farm Labourer

  • Agricultural Laborer


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

Pinner Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 27,000 census records available for the last name Pinner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pinner 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Pinner. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Pinner. For the veterans among your Pinner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Pinner Life Expectancy

What is the average Pinner lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Pinner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Pinner in 1944 was 51, and 79 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Pinner 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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