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Where did the English Minzy family come from? What is the English Minzy family crest and coat of arms? When did the Minzy family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Minzy family history?The Minzy surname was a habitational name taken from a place so named, in Shropshire. The placed name Minton is derived from the Welsh word "mynydd" meaning "hill," and the Old English word "tun," meaning "enclosure," or "settlement."
Spelling variations of this family name include: Minton, Mineton, Mindton, Mindtown and others.
First found in Shropshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1209 when Walter de Muneton held estates at Minton in the county of Salop.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Minzy research. Another 273 words(20 lines of text) covering the years 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Minzy History in all our PDF Extended History products.
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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: David Minton, who settled in Virginia in 1637; Phillip Minton, who arrived in Virginia in 1657; Richard Minton, who came to Maryland in 1661; Edwd Minton, who settled in Virginia in 1666.
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Pro Deo et patria
Motto Translation: For God and country.
The Minzy Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Minzy Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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