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This unusual name is of old Norman locational origin and is the anglicized version of the Norman French name "Picquigny" in the Somme district. The placename is so called from a Germanic personal name "Pincino", of obscure derivation with the local suffix "acum", meaning settlement, village or town. The surname thus denotes "someone from Pincino's village". The modern surname has two forms, Pinckney and Pinkney. One Alice Pinckney was christened at St. Botolphs, Bishopsgate in London on the 29th of September 1572 and the marriage of Charles Pinckney and Ursulay Channon was recorded on the 29th of March 1654 at St.

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