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Minter Name Meaning

English (southeastern): occupational name for a moneyer from Middle English myneter mynter ‘moneyer’ 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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Where is the Minter family from?

You can see how Minter families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Minter family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Minter families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 321 Minter families living in London. This was about 27% of all the recorded Minter's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Minter families in 1891.
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What did your Minter ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Minter. 12% of Minter men worked as a General Labourer and 79% of Minter women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Minter were Unpaid Domestic Duties and Private Means. .

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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
    12%
  • Incapacitated
    10%
  • Gardener
    7%
  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    79%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    4%
  • Domestic Servant
    3%
  • Private Means
    2%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Minter. 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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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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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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