The origins of the Pins name lie with England's ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. It comes from when the family lived in the county of Devon
. Pins is a topographic
surname, which was given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree. In this case the original bearers of the surname Pins were known as the dwellers by the pine trees.
Early Origins of the Pins family
The surname Pins was first found in Devon
where they held a family seat
from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.
Early History of the Pins family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pins research.Another 189 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1679, 1625, 1653, 1653, 1732, 1644, 1709, 1695 and 1709 are included under the topic Early Pins History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Pins Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred
years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations
are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon
surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Pins were recorded, including Pyne, Pine and others.
Early Notables of the Pins family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Pins family to Ireland
Some of the Pins family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 49 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Pins family to the New World and Oceana
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England
went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Pins family emigrate to North America:
Pins Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Manuel Pins, aged 24, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1839 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)