Minch History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Early Origins of the Minch family
The surname Minch was first found in Worcestershire 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 1190 when Peter Michin held estates in that shire.
Early History of the Minch family
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Minch Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Minchin, Mincin, Mincing, Minchen, Minchan, Minch, Minken, Minkin and many more.
Early Notables of the Minch family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Minch family to Ireland
Some of the Minch family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 93 words (7 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Minch migration to the United States +
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Minch Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Simon Minch, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1750 
Minch Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Maximilian Minch, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1852 
Contemporary Notables of the name Minch (post 1700) +
- Ryan Matthew Minch (b. 1984), American sportswriter and blogger
- Matthew Joseph Minch (1857-1921), Irish nationalist politician
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The Minch Motto +
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: Regarde a la mort
Motto Translation: Regard the dead.
- ^ 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)