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