Mindton History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The Mindton 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." 
Early Origins of the Mindton family
The surname Mindton was first found in Shropshire at Minton, a township, in the parish and union of Church-Stretton, hundred of Munslow.  The place name dates back to the Domesday Book of 1086 when it was first listed as Munetune.  There is another Minton in England. "Probably also some smaller spot in co. Northumberland. But this family has sprung from Shropshire."  The earliest record of the family was Walter de Muneton who was listed in the Select Pleas of the Forest for Shropshire in 1209. A few years later, Richard de Minton was listed in the Assize Rolls of Shropshire in 1221. 
Early History of the Mindton family
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Mindton Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Minton, Mineton, Mindton, Mindtown and others.
Early Notables of the Mindton family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Mindton family
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.
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