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Minchin Name Meaning

English: nickname from Old English mynecen ‘nun’ (a derivative of munuc ‘monk’). French: from a diminutive of Picard minche, a dialect form of French mince ‘slender’, ‘thin’. Bulgarian: from a pet form of the female personal name Dimitra, from Greek Demetrios (see Demetriou).

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


Similar surnames: Michon, Minchew, Michie, Machin, Kinchen, Mindlin, Minkin, Mich

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Where is the Minchin family from?

You can see how Minchin families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Minchin family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Minchin families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there was 1 Minchin family living in Illinois. This was about 33% of all the recorded Minchin's in USA. Illinois and 2 other states had the highest population of Minchin families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Minchin surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Minchin ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Machinist and Secretary were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Minchin. 25% of Minchin men worked as a Machinist and 50% of Minchin women worked as a Secretary. Some less common occupations for Americans named Minchin were Truck Driver and Clerk. .

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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

  • Machinist
    25%
  • Clerk
    20%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Truck Driver
    10%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Secretary
    50%
  • Clerk
    50%
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Census Records

There are 19,000 census records available for the last name Minchin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Minchin 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Minchin. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Minchin. For the veterans among your Minchin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Minchin lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Minchin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2002, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Minchin in 1953 was 45, and 92 in 2004.

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