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Pinkert Name Meaning

German: metonymic occupational name for a blacksmith from Low German pinken ‘to strike sparks from a stone or metal’. German: from Pinker a personal name of uncertain origin. Dutch: nickname from a derivative of Middle Dutch pinken ‘to sparkle to shine’ (of the eye). Jewish (Ashkenazic): adoption of the German surname (see 1 and 2 above) probably because of its similarity to the Yiddish personal name Pinkhes (see Pincus ).

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

Similar surnames: Picker, Pinner, Pinter, Dickert, Kinker, Benkert, Bankert, Rinker

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Where is the Pinkert family from?

You can see how Pinkert families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Pinkert family name was found in the USA, Canada, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Pinkert families were found in USA in 1880. In 1871 there was 1 Pinkert family living in Angus. This was 100% of all the recorded Pinkert's in Scotland. Angus had the highest population of Pinkert families in 1871.
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What did your Pinkert ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Pinkert. 39% of Pinkert men worked as a Laborer and 28% of Pinkert women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Pinkert were Farm Laborer 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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Truck Driver
  • Farm Laborer

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Waitress
  • Housework
  • Nurse
  • Housekeeper
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Pinkert. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pinkert 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 436 immigration records available for the last name Pinkert. 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 525 military records available for the last name Pinkert. For the veterans among your Pinkert ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Pinkert lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Pinkert life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1992, and highest in 1978. The average life expectancy for Pinkert in 1959 was 60, and 83 in 2004.

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