Minter Family History

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Minter Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a moneyer, Old English myntere, an agent derivative of mynet ‘coin’, from Late Latin moneta ‘money’, originally an epithet of the goddess Juno (meaning ‘counselor’, from monere ‘advise’), at whose temple in Rome the coins were struck. The English term was used at an early date to denote a workman who stamped the coins; later it came to denote the supervisors of the mint, who were wealthy and socially elevated members of the merchant class, and who were made responsible for the quality of the coinage by having their names placed on the coins.

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

Similar surnames: Miner, Pinter, Winter, Mincer, Mander, Mintzer, Munter, Minturn

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Minter Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Minter name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Minter. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Benin/Togo


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Minter Family Origin

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Minter Family Occupations

What did your Minter ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Minter family was Keeping House. The most common Minter occupation in the USA was Farmer. 45% of Minter's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Minter.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Farm Laborer

  • Keeping House


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Minter Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 66,000 census records available for the last name Minter. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Minter 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Minter. 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 10,000 military records available for the last name Minter. For the veterans among your Minter ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Minter Life Expectancy

What is the average Minter lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Minter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Minter in 1942 was 35, and 76 in 2004.

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