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The name Pinter is from the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name was given to a person who was a person who worked as the Pinder which referred to the individual who impounded stray cattle. During the Middle Ages there was rampant theft of livestock, which made the Pinder a very important member of the community.

Pinter Early Origins



The surname Pinter was first found in Cheshire where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the census rolls taken by the ancient Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

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Pinter Spelling Variations


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Pinter Spelling Variations



Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Pinter family name include Pinder, Pynder, Pyndar, Pendar, Pindar, Pinner, Pinter, Pender and many more.

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Pinter Early History


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Pinter Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pinter research. Another 161 words (12 lines of text) covering the year 1538 is included under the topic Early Pinter History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Pinter Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Pinter Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 36 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Pinter Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Investigation of the origins of family names on the North American continent has revealed that early immigrants bearing the name Pinter or a variant listed above:

Pinter Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Pinter, who landed in Watertown, Massachusetts in 1662

Pinter Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Johan Foost Pinter, who arrived in New York in 1709

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 came to Baltimore in 1873
  • Jakob Pinter and his wife Maria Brill, who emigrated from Prussia to Arkansas in 1880 with their six children

Pinter Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • G. Pinter arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Gertrude" in 1863

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Contemporary Notables of the name Pinter (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Pinter (post 1700)



  • 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
  • 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
  • Irene Pinter, American politician, Member of Michigan Socialist Labor State Central Committee, 1953, 1965-77; Socialist Labor Candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1960
  • Herbert J. Pinter, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Michigan State Senate 25th District, 1954
  • Harry Pinter, American politician, Socialist Labor Candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1960
  • 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
  • Mark Pinter (b. 1950), American politician
  • Colleen Zenk Pinter (b. 1953), American actress
  • 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.)

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Motto


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Motto



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: Ex fide fortis
Motto Translation: Strong though faith.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    2. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    3. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    4. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    5. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    7. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    8. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    9. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    10. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    11. ...

    The Pinter Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Pinter 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 22 December 2015 at 10:10.

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