Pinch History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Pinch family

The surname Pinch was first found in Yorkshire where the family was first listed in the Pipe Rolls of 1176. At that time, Adam Pinc held estates in that shire. [1]

Early History of the Pinch family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pinch research. Another 123 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1190, 1200, 1273, 1411, 1455, 1487, 1573, 1647, 1599 and 1629 are included under the topic Early Pinch History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Pinch Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Pinck, Pinch, Pinches, Pynck, Pinc, Pinke, Pynke and many more.

Early Notables of the Pinch family (pre 1700)

Another 47 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Pinch Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Pinch migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Pinch Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • John Pinch, who settled in Windward Islands in 1722

Australia Pinch migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Pinch Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Edmund Pinch, (b. 1808), aged 29, Cornish wheelwright, from St. Kew, Cornwall, UK travelling aboard the ship "City of Edinburgh" arriving in New South Wales, Australia on 31st August 1837 [2]
  • Mrs. Jane Pinch, (b. 1813), aged 24, Cornish housemaid, from St. Mabyn, Cornwall, UK travelling aboard the ship "City of Edinburgh" arriving in New South Wales, Australia on 31st August 1837 [2]
  • Mr. Edmund Pinch, (b. 1833), aged 4, Cornish settler travelling aboard the ship "City of Edinburgh" arriving in New South Wales, Australia on 31st August 1837 [2]
  • Mr. William Pinch, (b. 1815), aged 39, Cornish mason departing from Soton on 5th February 1854 aboard the ship "America" arriving in Geelong, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia on 4th May 1854 [3]
  • Mrs. Agnes Pinch, (b. 1810), aged 44, Cornish settler departing from Soton on 5th February 1854 aboard the ship "America" arriving in Geelong, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia on 4th May 1854 [3]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

New Zealand Pinch migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Pinch Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. William Pinch, (b. 1823), aged 36, Cornish mason from Cornwall travelling from Gravesend aboard the ship "Victory " arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 14th May 1859 [4]
  • Mrs. Emma Pinch, (b. 1834), aged 25, Cornish settler from Cornwall travelling from Gravesend aboard the ship "Victory " arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 14th May 1859 [4]
  • Mr. Alfred Pinch, (b. 1855), aged 23, Cornish farm labourer departing on 31st October 1878 aboard the ship "Northern Monarch" arriving in Lyttelton, Canterbury, New Zealand on 1st February 1879 [5]
  • Mr. Alfred Pinch, (b. 1855), aged 23, Cornish farm labourer departing on 31st October 1878 aboard the ship "Northern Monarch" going to Timaru, Canterbury, New Zealand arriving in port on 1st February 1879 [6]


  1. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  2. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 3rd May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_bounty_nsw.pdf
  3. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 3rd May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_australia_victoria.pdf
  4. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  5. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, April 30). Emigrants to Lyttelton 1858-84 [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/new_zealand_assisted.pdf
  6. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, April 30). Emigrants to other ports, 1872 - 84 [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/new_zealand_assisted.pdf


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