Minder History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Minder family

The surname Minder was 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 13th century when they held estates in that shire.

Early History of the Minder family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Minder research. Another 129 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1455, 1487, 1510, and 1600 are included under the topic Early Minder History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Minder Spelling Variations

Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Minder have been found, including Mynde, Minde, Mind, Mynd, Mund, Munde and others.

Early Notables of the Minder family (pre 1700)

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United States Minder migration to the United States +

Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Minder, or a variant listed above:

Minder Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Hans Martin Minder, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1753 [1]
  • Joh Jurg Minder, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1753 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Minder (post 1700) +

  • Ronnie Minder, Australian Oniros Film Award and Australian Screen Industry Network Award winning film composer, known for The Legend of Ben Hall (2017), Territorial and Attic (2019)

  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)

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