Pink History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Pink family

The surname Pink 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 Pink family

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Pink Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Pink family (pre 1700)

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Pink Ranking

In the United States, the name Pink is the 8,703rd most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [2] However, in Newfoundland, Canada, the name Pink is ranked the 788th most popular surname with an estimated 52 people with that name. [3]


United States Pink migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Pink Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Francis Pink, who settled in Maryland in 1646
  • Francis Pink, who landed in Maryland in 1646 [4]
Pink Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • John Pink, who settled in Virginia in 1738
  • Richard Pink, who arrived in Maryland in 1751
  • Edward Pink, who settled in Virginia in 1774
Pink Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • William Pink, who landed in New York in 1847 [4]
  • Louis Pink, who arrived in New York in 1850 [4]

Australia Pink migration to Australia +

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

Pink Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • William Pink, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Eden" in 1838 [5]
  • Mary Ann Pink, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Eden" in 1838 [5]
  • William Pink, English convict from London, who was transported aboard the "Anson" on September 23, 1843, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [6]
  • David Pink, aged 21, who arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Florentia" [7]
  • George Pink, aged 23, who arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Florentia" [7]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Pink (post 1700) +

  • Daniel H. Pink, American business author who has written five bestselling books
  • Steve Pink (b. 1966), American BAFTA Award nominated actor, screenwriter and director
  • Ariel Pink (b. 1978), born Ariel Marcus Rosenberg, American recording artist in Los Angeles
  • Charles Richard Pink (1853-1889), English architect from Soberton in Hampshire, son of Charles Pink; he designed a number of houses and schools, and a few churches, mostly in Hampshire
  • Arthur Walkington Pink (1886-1952), English author & religious leader
  • Sir William Pink, English politician from Shrover Hall Cosham, knighted in 1891, Mayor of Portsmouth
  • Ralph Bonner Pink (1912-1984), British Conservative politician, Member of Parliament for Portsmouth South (1966 – 1984)
  • Marcus Pink (b. 1991), Austrian professional association footballer

HMS Hood
  • Mr. Harold J Pink (b. 1920), English Able Seaman serving for the Royal Navy from Winchester, Hampshire, England, who sailed into battle and died in the sinking [8]
HMS Repulse
  • Mr. Maurice A Pink, British Musician, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking [9]


  1. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  2. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  3. ^ The order of Common Surnames in 1955 in Newfoundland retrieved on 20th October 2021 (retrieved from Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland by E.R. Seary corrected edition ISBN 0-7735-1782-0)
  4. ^ 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)
  5. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) EDEN 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838Eden.htm
  6. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Anson voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1843 with 499 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/anson/1843
  7. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) FLORENTIA 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Florentia.htm
  8. ^ H.M.S. Hood Association-Battle Cruiser Hood: Crew Information - H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour, Men Lost in the Sinking of H.M.S. Hood, 24th May 1941. (Retrieved 2016, July 15) . Retrieved from http://www.hmshood.com/crew/memorial/roh_24may41.htm
  9. ^ HMS Repulse Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listrepulsecrew.html


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