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Fun Facts about the name Pinkerton

  • When was the first name Pinkerton first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Pinkerton is Friday, August 28th, 1885.
  • How unique is the name Pinkerton? From 1880 to 2015 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Pinkerton. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Pinkerton: Your name in reverse order is Notreknip. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Neprktoin. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Pinkerton? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 8,446 people with the last name Pinkerton.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Pinkerton? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 3 of them will have Pinkerton as their last name.
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Popularity of Pinkerton as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Pinkerton U.S.
  White 90.99% 64.26%
  African American 3.39% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.82% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.96% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.81% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.04% 16.26%

Of Last Name Pinkerton

People with the last name Pinkerton are most frequently White

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Pinkerton" mean? The list below shows the origins of Pinkerton as well as things modernly associated with the name Pinkerton such as celebrities named Pinkerton.

  1. A Scottish and Northern Irish habitational surname​ for someone from a place of that name near Dunbar.
  2. (dated, countable) An operative employed by the Pinkerton National Detective Agency founded by Allan Pinkerton (1819-1884).

Notable Persons With the Last Name Pinkerton

Allan Pinkerton

Allan Pinkerton is a detective and spy. Allan was born in 1819 in Glasgow, Scotland.


What does the name Pinkerton mean?

Pis for pride, strong and alive!

Iis for immense, are your great qualities

Nis for number one, make sure to take care of yourself above all others

Kis for kindness, you always show.

Eis for expert, in your chosen career

Ris for rapport, friends seek you.

Tis for thoughtful, the caring you.

Ois for orderly, a lifelong passion.

Nis for novel, don't get too complicated!

Past life for Pinkerton born Oct 8, 1948

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I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Northern New Zealand approximately on 375. Your profession was artist, magician, and fortune teller.

Your psychological profile shows you had a natural talent of psychologist and knew how to use the opportunities. Cold-blooded and calm in any situation. Your problem - to learn to love and to trust the Universe. You are bound to think, study, reflect and develop inner wisdom.

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