Minion Family History

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Minion Name Meaning

French: occupational name for a miner, from a diminutive of minier ‘miner’ (see Miner).

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

Similar surnames: Onion, Minton, Mini, Canion, Miron, Manton, Michon, Minson, Monin

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Minion Family Origin

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Minion Family Occupations

What did your Minion ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Laborer, Farm Laborer and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Minion. A less common occupation for the Minion family was Keeping House. The most common Minion occupation in the USA was Laborer. 24% of Minion's were Laborers.

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  • Laborer

  • Farm Laborer

  • Farmer

  • Keeping House


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Minion ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Minion Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Minion. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Minion 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 358 immigration records available for the last name Minion. 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 626 military records available for the last name Minion. For the veterans among your Minion ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Minion Life Expectancy

What is the average Minion lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2003, in the United States, Minion life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1964, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Minion in 1961 was 51, and 82 in 2003.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Minion

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Minion 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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