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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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Mines Family Origin

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Mines Family Occupations

What did your Mines ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Mines occupation in the USA was Farmer. 32% of Mines's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Mines. A less common occupation for the Mines family was Farm Laborer.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farm Laborer


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Mines Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 30,000 census records available for the last name Mines. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mines census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

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 Card

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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Mines Life Expectancy

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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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Mines ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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