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Minton Family History

Minton Name Meaning

English (West Midlands): habitational name from a place in Little Stretton Shropshire so named from the ancestor of Welsh mynydd ‘mountain hill’ + Old English tūn ‘farmstead estate’.

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


Similar surnames: Hinton, Milton, Linton, Mitton, Winton, Manton, Sinton, Minto, Kinton

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Where is the Minton family from?

You can see how Minton families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Minton family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Minton families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 165 Minton families living in Shropshire. This was about 16% of all the recorded Minton's in United Kingdom. Shropshire had the highest population of Minton families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Minton surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Minton 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 Minton. 11% of Minton men worked as a General Labourer and 73% of Minton women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Minton were Farmer and Unpaid Domestic Dut. .

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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
    11%
  • Farm Labourer
    10%
  • Bricklayer
    8%
  • Farmer
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    73%
  • Incapacitated
    3%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    2%
  • Unpaid Domestic Dut
    2%
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Census Records

There are 64,000 census records available for the last name Minton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Minton 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 Minton. 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 12,000 military records available for the last name Minton. For the veterans among your Minton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Minton lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Minton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Minton in 1947 was 55, and 73 in 2004.

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