Minor Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Miner. German: nickname, meaning ‘small(er)’, from Latin minor ‘less’, ‘smaller’. French: nickname meaning ‘younger’, from the same word as in 2.

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


Similar surnames: Menor, Milnor, Miner, Manor, Mino, Hiner, Mainor, Viner, Mentor

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Minor Family Origin

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Minor Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    37%
  • Laborer

    12%
  • Farm Laborer

    6%
  • Keeping House

    6%

In 1880, the most common Minor occupation in the USA was Farmer. 37% of Minor's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Minor. A less common occupation for the Minor family was Keeping House.

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Minor Historical Records

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Minor Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1941 and 2004, Minor life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Minor in 1941 was 34, and 73 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Minor

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