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Origin and popularity of the name PIN


Pin : 1: French: from Old French pinpine’ (from Latin pinus) a topographic name for someone living by a prominent pine tree or a habitational name from a place called with this word. Compare Dupin.2: Dutch: from Middle Dutch pinne ‘(wooden or iron) pin peg’ probably a metonymic occupational name for a craftsman using pins and pegs.3: Altered form of French Pain 2.4: English: variant of Pinn.5: Cambodian: written ពិន corresponding to the Khmer word meaning e.g. ‘supreme’. It may also be of Chinese origin (possibly corresponding to one of the surnames below).6: Chinese: Cantonese form of the surnames 卞 and 邊 see Bian 1 and 2.7: Chinese: alternative Mandarin form of the surname 賓 see Bin 1.


Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press
FANBI : The Oxford Dictionary if Family Names in Britain and Ireland, ©2016, University of the West of England

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