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The PINKNEY surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 5,938 5396 0.002 22
United States (1880 census) 1,771 3330 0.004 35
Change since 1880 +4167 -2066 -0.002 -13
Other Countries
Australia 69 19599 0.000 4
United Kingdom 1,604 3544 0.003 35
Top States for PINKNEY by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Maryland 852 807 0.016 161
Florida 640 3754 0.004 40
Georgia 452 2492 0.006 55
Pennsylvania 431 4121 0.004 35
California 396 7960 0.001 12
Top States for PINKNEY by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Washington DC 131 547 0.023 229
Maryland 852 807 0.016 161
South Carolina 309 2313 0.008 77
Louisiana 251 2711 0.006 56
Georgia 452 2492 0.006 55


'A figure of zero indicates that we don't have data for this name (usually because it's quite uncommon and our stats don't go down that far). It doesn't mean that there's no-one with that name at all!

For less common surnames, the figures get progressively less reliable the fewer holders of that name there are. This data is aggregated from several public lists, and some stats are interpolated from known values. The margin of error is well over 100% at the rarest end of the table!

For less common surnames, the frequency and "per million" values may be 0 even though there are people with that name. That's because they represent less than one in a million of the population, which ends up as 0 after rounding.

It's possible for a surname to gain in rank and/or total while being less common per million people (or vice versa) as there are now more surnames in the USA as a result of immigration. In mathematical terms, the tail has got longer, with a far larger number of less common surnames.

Figures for top states show firstly the states where most people called PINKNEY live. This obviously tends to be biased towards the most populous states. The second set of figures show where people called PINKNEY represent the biggest proportion of the population. So, in this case, there are more people called PINKNEY in Maryland than any other state, but you are more likely to find a PINKNEY by picking someone at random in Washington DC than anywhere else.

Classification and Origin of PINKNEY

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: English

Religious origin: Christian

Name derivation: Location or Geographical Feature

Data for religion and/or language relates to the culture in which the PINKNEY surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the language spoken, or religion practised, by the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Data for ethnic origin relates to the region and country in which the PINKNEY surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the ethnicity of the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Ethnic distribution of PINKNEY in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Caucasian) 662 11.15
Mixed Race 152 2.56
White (Hispanic) 86 1.45
Asian/Pacific 25 0.42
Native American/Alaskan 7 0.12
Black/African American 5,006 84.3

Ethnic distribution data shows the number and percentage of people with the PINKNEY surname who reported their ethnic background as being in these broad categories in the most recent national census.

Meaning of PINKNEY in historical publications

PINKNEY. The baronial family descended from Gilo de Pincheni, who lived in the reign of Henry I., and endoAved the monks of St. Lucien in France with lands at Wedon, co. Northampton. The family doubtless came hither at the Conquest. The localit)' of Pincheni I cannot ascei'tain.

Lower, Mark A (1860) Patronymica Britannica: a dictionary of the family names of the United Kingdom. London: J.R. Smith. Public Domain.

Similar names to PINKNEY

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as PINKNEY.

This does not necessarily imply a direct relationship between the names, but may indicate names that could be mistaken for this one when written down or misheard.

Matches are generated automatically by a combination of Soundex, Metaphone and Levenshtein matching.

Potential typos for PINKNEY

The following words are slight variants of PINKNEY that are likely to be possible typos or misspellings in written material.