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Minshall Family History

Minshall Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a pair of villages in Cheshire, on either side of the Weaver river, recorded in Domesday Book as Maneshale, from the genitive case of the Old English personal name Mann + Old English scylf ‘shelf’, ‘ledge’.

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


Similar surnames: Rishell, Marshall, Dinsdale, Bonsall, Tindall, Mansell, Birchall

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Where is the Minshall family from?

You can see how Minshall families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Minshall family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Minshall families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1891 there were 239 Minshall families living in Cheshire. This was about 28% of all the recorded Minshall's in the UK. Cheshire had the highest population of Minshall families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Minshall surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Minshall ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Minshall. 18% of Minshall men worked as a General Labourer and 76% of Minshall women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Minshall were Cowman Heavy Worker and Domestic Servant.

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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 1939

  • General Labourer
    18%
  • Dairy Farmer
    8%
  • Builders Labourer
    6%
  • Cowman Heavy Worker
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    76%
  • Housewife
    3%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    3%
  • Domestic Servant
    3%
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Census Records

There are 14,000 census records available for the last name Minshall. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Minshall census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Minshall. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Minshall. For the veterans among your Minshall ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Minshall lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Minshall life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1965. The average life expectancy for Minshall in 1944 was 27, and 82 in 2004.

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