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Today's generation of the Miner family bears a name that was brought to England by the migration wave that was started by the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Miner family lived in Herefordshire. Occupational names frequently were derived from the principal object associated with the activity of the original bearer, such as tools or products. In this case, this surname likely also was derived from the trade name for a miner.

Miner Early Origins



The surname Miner was first found in Herefordshire. "This gallant Norman family appears to have been rewarded by grants of land in Herefordshire. Certain it is that the estate of Treago in that county has been held by the family of Mynors from the era of the Conquest even to the present day, [c.1880] being now possessed by Peter Rickards Mynors Esq., who also represents the great and historic house of Baskerville of Erdesley, and derives in direct descent from the royal line of Plantagenet. " [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Burke, John Bernard, The Roll of Battle Abbey. London: Edward Churton, 26, Holles Street, 1848, Print.

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Miner Spelling Variations


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Miner Spelling Variations



Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, Norman French and other languages became incorporated into English throughout the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Miner include Mynors, Minors, Miners, Mynor, Myner, Miner and others.

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Miner Early History


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Miner Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Miner research. Another 205 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1066, 1500, 1720, 1501, 1609, 1677, 1654, 1660, 1608, 1690 and 1629 are included under the topic Early Miner History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Miner Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Miner Early Notables (pre 1700)



Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Richard Miners, English politician, High Sheriff of Herefordshire in 1501; Thomas Minors (1609-1677), an English merchant and politician who sat in the House of Commons...

Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Miner Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



In England at this time, the uncertainty of the political and religious environment of the time caused many families to board ships for distant British colonies in the hopes of finding land and opportunity, and escaping persecution. The voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, though, and many arrived in North America sick, starved, and destitute. Those who did make it, however, were greeted with greater opportunities and freedoms that they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Early immigration records have shown some of the first Miners to arrive on North American shores:

Miner Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Thomas Miner, who arrived in Salem, Massachusetts in 1630

Miner Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Jacob Miner, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1756
  • Nathan William Miner, who landed in America in 1783

Miner Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • L B Miner, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • William A Miner, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • A Miner, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1856

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Contemporary Notables of the name Miner (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Miner (post 1700)



  • Kate Miner, American singer and songwriter
  • Harold David Miner (b. 1971), retired American professional basketball player
  • Jay Glenn Miner (1932-1994), American famous integrated circuit designer
  • Ross Miner (b. 1991), American figure skater
  • Jan Miner (1917-2004), American actress
  • Rachel Miner (b. 1980), American Broadway, film and television actress
  • Stephen C. "Steve" Miner (b. 1951), American film and television director
  • Earl Roy Miner (1927-2004), American professor at Princeton University, and a noted scholar of Japanese literature
  • Zachary Charles Miner (b. 1982), American Major League Baseball pitcher
  • John Thomas Miner (1865-1944), Canadian conservationist
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Suggested Readings for the name Miner


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Suggested Readings for the name Miner



  • Fortin and Miner (Monast), French Canadian Families of Vergennes, Vermont, with Notes on Plantier, Gely, and Roy Families by James Strode Elston.
  • Thomas Minor, Descendants by John A. Miner.
  • The Gardiner-Squires Connection: an Account of the Gardiner Family of Gardiner's Island, Long Island, New York by Tiger Gardiner.

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Burke, John Bernard, The Roll of Battle Abbey. London: Edward Churton, 26, Holles Street, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  2. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  3. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  4. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  5. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  6. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  7. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  8. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  9. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  11. ...

The Miner Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Miner 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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