Mims History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Mims family

The surname Mims was first found in Bedfordshire (Old English: Bedanfordscir), located in Southeast-central England, formerly part of the Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Mercia, 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 1202 when Minna held estates in that shire.

Early History of the Mims family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mims research. Another 193 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1327, 1492, 1st , 1609, 1642, 1665, 1455, 1487, 1094, 1184, 1558, 15b), 1625, 1666, 1599 and 1671 are included under the topic Early Mims History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Mims Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Minn, Minns, Mynn, Mynns, Myn, Min, Mynne, Menne, Minnes, Ming, Ming, Mink, Menn, Mence, Minne, Meny, Mynne, Meene, Mean and many more.

Early Notables of the Mims family (pre 1700)

Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Mims Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

United States Mims migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Mims Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Tho Mims, who arrived in Virginia in 1657 [1]
Mims Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Hendrick Mims, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1755 [1]
  • Samule Mims, who arrived in Mobile, Ala in 1787 [1]
Mims Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • T V Mims, aged 26, who landed in Key West, Fla in 1842 [1]
Mims Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Alfred Mims, aged 26, who immigrated to the United States from Liverpool England, in 1911
  • Reuben Mims, who immigrated to the United States, in 1920
  • Samuel Mims, aged 56, who landed in America, in 1922
  • Frederick B. Mims, aged 68, who settled in America from London, England, in 1922

Contemporary Notables of the name Mims (post 1700) +

  • David James Mims (b. 1970), former American football wide receiver
  • Dennis Mims (b. 1980), American professional basketball player
  • Anthony Mims (b. 1992), American football cornerback
  • Holley Mims (1929-1970), highly-regarded American middleweight boxer
  • Ernest Christopher Mims (b. 1932), American television broadcaster
  • Donna Mae Mims (1927-2009), American race car driver
  • Ralph Mims (b. 1985), American professional basketball player
  • Livingston Mims (1833-1906), American politician
  • D. Jeffrey Mims (b. 1954), American painter and muralist
  • John F. Mims (1815-1856), American politician, sixth mayor of Atlanta
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

USS Arizona
  • Mr. Robert Lang Mims, American Seaman First Class from Georgia, USA working aboard the ship "USS Arizona" when she sunk during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7th December 1941, he died in the sinking [2]

Suggested Readings for the name Mims +

  • 1702 Our Mother's People by Marie Doan Enderton.

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ Pearl Harbour: USS Arizona Casualties List Pearl Harbour December 7, 1941. (Retrieved 2018, July 31st). Retrieved from http://pearl-harbor.com/arizona/casualtylist.html

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