Pinter History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Pinter family

The surname Pinter was first found in Austria, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. In their later history the name became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family.

Early History of the Pinter family

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Pinter Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Pinter, Pintner and others.

Early Notables of the Pinter family (pre 1700)

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Pinter Ranking

In the United States, the name Pinter is the 12,352nd most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]


United States Pinter migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Pinter Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • John Pinter, who landed in Watertown, Massachusetts in 1662 [2]
Pinter Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Johan Foost Pinter, who arrived in New York in 1709 [2]
Pinter Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Mathias Pinter and his wife Margarethe Deutsch, who arrived in Pennsylvania from Saarland in 1856 with their four children
  • Peter Pinter, who settled in Illinois in 1870
  • Johanna Pinter, who settled in Baltimore in 1873
  • Jakob Pinter and his wife Maria Brill, who emigrated from Prussia to Arkansas in 1880 with their six children

New Zealand Pinter migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Pinter Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • G. Pinter, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Gertrude" in 1863 [3]
  • G. Pinter, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Gertrude" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 9th February 1863 [4]

Contemporary Notables of the name Pinter (post 1700) +

  • Mark Pinter (b. 1950), American politician
  • Colleen Zenk Pinter (b. 1953), American actress
  • Joseph Benjamin Pinter, American politician, Socialist Labor Candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1964, 1968, 1972, 1976; Member of Michigan Socialist Labor State Central Committee, 1969-77 [5]
  • Joseph Pinter Jr., American politician, Socialist Labor Candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1952, 1960, 1964, 1968, 1972, 1976; Member of Michigan Socialist Labor State Central Committee, 1965 [5]
  • Irene Pinter, American politician, Member of Michigan Socialist Labor State Central Committee, 1953, 1965-77; Socialist Labor Candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1960 [5]
  • Herbert J. Pinter, American Democratic Party politician, Candidate for Michigan State Senate 25th District, 1954 [5]
  • Harry Pinter, American politician, Socialist Labor Candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1960 [5]
  • Ethel Pinter, American politician, Member of Michigan Socialist Labor State Central Committee, 1953, 1965-77; Socialist Labor Candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1968, 1972, 1976 [5]
  • József Pintér (b. 1953), Hungarian chess Grandmaster and chess writer
  • Attila Pintér (b. 1978), Hungarian footballer
  • ... (Another 4 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


  1. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  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. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 12th December 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  4. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  5. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 21) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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