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The surname Pinkerton was first found in East Lothian where they held a family seat from ancient times at Pinkerton in the barony of Dunbar in that shire.

Spelling variations of this family name include: Pinkerton, Pinksten, Pinksen, Pinkston, Pinkertown, Pinkertoun, Pinkertoune, Pincartoune, Pincartoun, Penkarton and many more.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pinkerton research. Another 231 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1483, 1494, 1551, 1552, 1612, 1621, 1649, 1667, 1793, and 1812 are included under the topic Early Pinkerton History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Another 25 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Pinkerton Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Some of the Pinkerton family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 229 words (16 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Pinkerton Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Henry Pinkerton, who landed in Georgia in 1732

Pinkerton Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James Pinkerton, aged 23, arrived in New York in 1812
  • John Pinkerton, aged 48, landed in Maine in 1812
  • I. Pinkerton and his wife who settled in Baltimore in 1820
  • Sheriff Pinkerton arrived in Philadelphia in 1828
  • Matthew Pinkerton arrived in Philadelphia in 1834
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  • Lowell Call Pinkerton (1894-1959), American politician, U.S. Ambassador to Sudan, 1956-57
  • Louis R. Pinkerton, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives from Alpena District, 1950
  • Lenore Pinkerton, American Republican politician, Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1948, 1952; Member of Michigan Republican State Central Committee, 1949
  • Julian L. Pinkerton, American politician, U.S. Vice Consul in Loanda, 1922; Durban, 1925; Port Elizabeth, 1925; Lisbon, 1926; U.S. Consul in Lisbon, 1927-29; Rio de Janeiro, 1932; Jerusalem, 1938
  • Jennie Pinkerton, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Dakota, 2008
  • James W. Pinkerton, American politician, Mayor of Lodi, California, 1974-75, 1978-79, 1988-89, 1991-92
  • David C. Pinkerton, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Wisconsin, 1936
  • Charles D. Pinkerton, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Senator from Arizona, 1934
  • Robert Pinkerton, American Republican politician, Chair of Phillips County Republican Party, 2011
  • W. W. Pinkerton, American politician, Member of South Dakota State House of Representatives 45th District, 1899-1900
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Pinkerton Historic Events



HMS Hood

  • Mr. Robert R Pinkerton (b. 1915), Scottish Wireman serving for the Royal Navy from Edinburgh, Scotland, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

RMS Lusitania

  • Mr. Robert Pinkerton, Irish Chief Baker from Liverpool, England, who worked aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking
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The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Post nubila sol
Motto Translation: After clouds sunshine.

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    3. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    4. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    5. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    6. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    7. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    8. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    9. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    10. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
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