Pirnie Family History

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Pirnie Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from Pirnie in the Borders or from Pairney (recorded in the 17th century as Pirney, Pirnie) near Auchterarder in Perthshire. The place names are related to Welsh pren ‘tree’.

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

Similar surnames: Perrie, Carnie, Virnig, Pine, Milne, Birnie, Ririe, Horne, Pirie

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Pirnie Family Origin

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Pirnie Family Occupations

What did your Pirnie ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Blacksmith, Weaver and Boiler Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Pirnie. A less common occupation for the Pirnie family was Decorative Painter. The most common Pirnie occupation in the UK was Blacksmith. 10% of Pirnie's were Blacksmiths.

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  • Blacksmith

  • Weaver

  • Boiler Maker

  • Decorative Painter


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

Pirnie Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Pirnie. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pirnie 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 648 immigration records available for the last name Pirnie. 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 342 military records available for the last name Pirnie. For the veterans among your Pirnie ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Pirnie Life Expectancy

What is the average Pirnie lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Pirnie life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Pirnie in 1962 was 37, and 59 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Pirnie

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Pirnie 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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