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Minto Family History

Minto Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from a place in Roxburghshire originally named with British minit ‘mountain hill’ (cognate with Welsh mynydd ‘hill’) with the later addition of Middle English hoe ‘promontory hill spur’ after the original meaning of the first element had been forgotten. The name is also found in northeastern England.

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 United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 161 Minto families living in Durham. This was about 61% of all the recorded Minto's in United Kingdom. Durham had the highest population of Minto families in 1891.
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What did your Minto 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 Minto. 12% of Minto men worked as a General Labourer and 73% of Minto women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Minto were Colliery Hewer and Housekeeper. .

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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%
  • Builders Labourer
    12%
  • Railway Clerk
    9%
  • Colliery Hewer
    9%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    73%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    6%
  • Incapacitated
    3%
  • Housekeeper
    3%
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Census Records

There are 17,000 census records available for the last name Minto. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Minto 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Minto. 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 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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