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Where did the English Pinches family come from? What is the English Pinches family crest and coat of arms? When did the Pinches family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Pinches family history?

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

First found in Yorkshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1176 when Adam Pinc held estates in that shire.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pinches research. Another 308 words(22 lines of text) covering the years 1190, 1200, 1273, 1411, 1455, and 1487 are included under the topic Early Pinches History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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More information is included under the topic Early Pinches Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Pinches Settlers in United States in the 17th Century


  • Jon Pinches, who arrived in Virginia in 1635

Pinches Settlers in United States in the 19th Century


  • William Pinches, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1866

Pinches Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century


  • William Pinches, aged 25, arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Ramillies"

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  2. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
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  6. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  7. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  8. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  9. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  10. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
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The Pinches Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Pinches Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

This page was last modified on 23 September 2010 at 15:38.

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