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Mines Name Meaning

Of German origin: probably an Americanized spelling of Meins. Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): metronymic from the Yiddish female personal name Mine (see Mindel) + the Yiddish possessive suffix -s.

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


Similar surnames: Miles, Bines, Pines, Mynes, Hines, Kines, Minns, Mies, Jines, Miner

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Where is the Mines family from?

You can see how Mines families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mines family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mines families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 11 Mines families living in Virginia. This was about 32% of all the recorded Mines's in the USA. Virginia had the highest population of Mines families in 1840.
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What did your Mines ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Mines. 31% of Mines men worked as a Laborer and 13% of Mines women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mines were Salesman and Domestic.

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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
    31%
  • Farmer
    16%
  • Truck Driver
    4%
  • Salesman
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    13%
  • Housewife
    12%
  • Housekeeper
    7%
  • Domestic
    6%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Mines. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Mines. For the veterans among your Mines ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mines lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Mines life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Mines in 1950 was 42, and 75 in 2004.

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