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Minas Family History

Minas Name Meaning

Greek: from the personal name Menas. This was a popular name among early Christians and is celebrated in the Greek Orthodox Church as the name of seven martyrs and a patriarch. The story goes that St. Menas was named by his mother for the word Amen, which she heard on conceiving him; more prosaically, it is derived from the pre-Christian Egyptian name Mena, borne by the Pharaoh Mena (or Menes) who unified Upper and Lower Egypt in 3100 bc. Spanish: from the plural of Mina.

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


Similar surnames: Mina, Jonas, Vinas, Minhas, Milas, Ribas, Vilas, Mines, Mones, Minga

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Where is the Minas family from?

You can see how Minas families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Minas family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1861 and 1920. The most Minas families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 7 Minas families living in London. This was about 30% of all the recorded Minas's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Minas families in 1891.
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What did your Minas ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Seamstress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Minas. 40% of Minas men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Minas women worked as a Seamstress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Minas were Clerk and Laborer. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    40%
  • Laborer
    18%
  • Proprietor
    9%
  • Clerk
    9%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Seamstress
    34%
  • Saleslady
    23%
  • Housework
    23%
  • Laborer
    23%
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Passenger Lists

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Draft Cards

There are 501 military records available for the last name Minas. For the veterans among your Minas ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Minas lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Minas life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1972, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Minas in 1954 was 55, and 84 in 2004.

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