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Min Family History

Min Name Meaning
Korean: there is only one Chinese character used for the Min surname. There is a legend that the Min clan’s founding ancestor, Ch’ing-do, was a descendant of Ch’a kon, one of the ten disciples of Confucius. Ch’ing-do, an emissary from China to the Koryo kingdom, decided to stay and settled in the Yohung area. The surname Min can be found throughout Korea, but it is particularly concentrated in Cholla and Kyongsang provinces.Chinese : the source of this name was the character’s former meaning, ‘sympathy for those who die young’. The descendants of various people who died young adopted Min as their surname.Dutch: nickname from Middle Dutch minne ‘beloved’, ‘sweetheart’.Dutch: from a reduced form of the personal name Dominicus (see Dominick).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

75,650 Historical Documents with Min on Ancestry.com
14,793 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
41,775 Military Records
3,343 Immigration Records
13,122 Census and Voter Lists
2,617 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Min Families

  • Number of Min families
     9 - 15
     4 - 8
     1 - 3
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Min families
     7 - 11
     3 - 6
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Min families
     4 - 6
     2 - 3
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Min Family Origin

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Min Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Min

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Min Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Military Service by Min

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