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Mina Name Meaning

Portuguese: ethnic name for someone from or who had been to the (Costa da) Mina in Africa. Spanish: habitational name from any of the numerous places named Mina, La Mina, from Spanish and Portuguese mina ‘mine’. Greek: variant of Minas. Muslim: from a personal name based on Arabic mina?h ‘gifts’, ‘favors’.

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


Similar surnames: Mira, Minas, Pina, Mona, Vina, Cina, Mena, Mino, Lina, Bina

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Where is the Mina family from?

You can see how Mina families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mina family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mina families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Mina family living in Indiana. This was about 50% of all the recorded Mina's in USA. Indiana and 1 other state had the highest population of Mina families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Mina surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Mina ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Mina. 37% of Mina men worked as a Laborer and 20% of Mina women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mina were Barber and Cook. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    37%
  • Farmer
    11%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Barber
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
    20%
  • Waitress
    13%
  • Operator
    10%
  • Cook
    10%
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Mina. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mina census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Mina. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 791 military records available for the last name Mina. For the veterans among your Mina ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mina lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Mina life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Mina in 1942 was 29, and 79 in 2004.

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