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Minto Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from a place near Denholm in the Borders, originally named with British minit (cognate with Welsh mynydd ‘hill’), with the later addition of Middle English ho(e) ‘ridge’, ‘hill’ after the original meaning of the first element had been forgotten.

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


Similar surnames: Minton, Milton, Mino, Mineo, Lintz, Musto, Vint, Ponto, Mente, Mirto

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Where is the Minto family from?

You can see how Minto families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Minto family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Minto families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 2 Minto families living in New York. This was about 67% of all the recorded Minto's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Minto families in 1840.
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What did your Minto ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Minto. 30% of Minto men worked as a Laborer and 23% of Minto women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Minto were Farmer and Seamstress.

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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
    30%
  • Salesman
    14%
  • Truck Driver
    9%
  • Farmer
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    23%
  • Housekeeper
    14%
  • Clerk
    14%
  • Seamstress
    14%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Minto. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Minto. For the veterans among your Minto ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Minto lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Minto life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1970, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Minto in 1961 was 54, and 70 in 2004.

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