Pin History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Pin name has descended through the generations from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. Their name comes from having lived in the county of Devon and Cornwall. Pin is a topographic surname, which was given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree. In this case the original bearers of the surname Pin were known as the dwellers by the pine trees.

Early Origins of the Pin family

The surname Pin was first found in Devon where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

Important Dates for the Pin family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pin research. Another 95 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1603, 1677, 1679, 1625, 1653, 1653, 1732, 1690, 1756, 1644, 1709, 1695 and 1709 are included under the topic Early Pin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Pin Spelling Variations

Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Pin has undergone many spelling variations, including Pyne, Pine and others.

Early Notables of the Pin family (pre 1700)

Notables of the family at this time include Valentine Pyne (1603-1677), English master-gunner of England, the second son of George Pyne of Curry-Mallet, Somerset; John Pyne (died 1679), an English politician...
Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Pin Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Pin family to Ireland

Some of the Pin family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 30 words (2 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Pin migration to the United States

To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Pin were among those contributors:

Pin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Christopher H. Pin, who arrived in Galveston, TX in 1841
  • Fcois Pin, who settled in New Orleans in 1870

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