Pinchback History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The origins of the Pinchback name come from when the Anglo-Saxon tribes ruled over Britain. The name Pinchback was originally derived from a family having lived in the parish of Pinchbeck located in the county of Lincolnshire.

Early Origins of the Pinchback family

The surname Pinchback was first found in Lincolnshire where one of the first records of the family was Walter Pyncebeck ( fl. 1333), and English monk from Pinchbeck. "He became a monk of Bury St. Edmunds, and was there at the time of the great riot in 1327." [1]

Early History of the Pinchback family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pinchback research. Another 83 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1600, 1670, 1732, 1768, 1768, 1732, 1710 and 1783 are included under the topic Early Pinchback History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Pinchback Spelling Variations

Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Pinchback include Pinchbeck, Pinchbank, Pinchback and others.

Early Notables of the Pinchback family (pre 1700)

Distinguished members of the family include Christopher Pinchbeck (c.1670-1732), a London clockmaker and maker of musical Automata. He invented the copper and zinc alloy called after his name. "The family doubtless sprang from a small town called Pinchbeck in Lincolnshire." [1] Pinchbeck took out three patents: the first (No. 892), granted in 1768, was for an improved candlestick, with a spring socket for holding the candle firmly; the second...
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United States Pinchback migration to the United States +

A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:

Pinchback Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Jonah Pinchback, who arrived in Maryland in 1678 [2]
  • Thomas Pinchback who settled in Barbados with his servants in 1680

Contemporary Notables of the name Pinchback (post 1700) +

  • Pinckney Benton Stewart Pinchback (1837-1921), the first African-American to become governor of a U.S. state, 24th Governor of Louisiana
  • Pinckney Benton Stewart Pinchback (1837-1921), American Republican politician, Member of Louisiana State Senate, 1868-71; Lieutenant Governor of Louisiana, 1871-72; Governor of Louisiana, 1872-73 [3]

  1. ^ Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print
  2. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 15) . Retrieved from on Facebook
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