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Pine Family History

Pine Surname Meaning

English: from Middle English pin(e) (Old English pīn Old French pin) a topographic name for someone who lived by a conspicuous pine tree or in a pine forest; in some cases it may originally have been a nickname for a tall man one thought to resemble a pine tree. English: nickname from Middle English pine ‘pain injury torture punishment infirmity’ referring to someone who suffered from an inflicted pain or punishment. English (of Norman origin): habitational name from Le Pin in Calvados or some other French place called from a prominent pine. Americanized form of German Peine . French: from the feminine form of Pin ‘pine’ a cognate of 1 above. This surname is rare in France; in North America it may thus (also) be an altered form of some other similar (like-sounding) French surname.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Pin, Pike, Pile, Vine, Pinn, Pipe, Pink, Pino, Paine, Hine

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Where is the Pine family from?

You can see how Pine families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Pine family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Pine families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 165 Pine families living in Devon. This was about 20% of all the recorded Pine's in United Kingdom. Devon had the highest population of Pine families in 1891.
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What did your Pine ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Pine. 18% of Pine men worked as a General Labourer and 74% of Pine women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Pine were Carpenter and Housekeeper. .

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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 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Bricklayer
  • Retired
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Incapacitated
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Housekeeper
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Census Records

There are 70,000 census records available for the last name Pine. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pine census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Pine. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 11,000 military records available for the last name Pine. For the veterans among your Pine ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Pine lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Pine life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Pine in 1943 was 50, and 77 in 2004.

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