Miners History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Miners is a name that came to England in the 11th century wave of migration that was set off by the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Miners 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.

Early Origins of the Miners family

The surname Miners 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]

Important Dates for the Miners family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Miners research. Another 104 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1066, 1500, 1720, 1501, 1609, 1677, 1654, 1660, 1608, 1690 and 1629 are included under the topic Early Miners History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Miners Spelling Variations

The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries. For that reason, spelling variations are common among many Anglo-Norman names. The shape of the English language was frequently changed with the introduction of elements of Norman French, Latin, and other European languages; even the spelling of literate people's names were subsequently modified. Miners has been recorded under many different variations, including Mynors, Minors, Miners, Mynor, Myner, Miner and others.

Early Notables of the Miners family (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...
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Miners migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Miners Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. John Miners, (b. 1818), aged 30, Cornish shepherd from Truro, Cornwall, UK travelling aboard the ship "Equestrian" arriving in New South Wales, Australia on 16th July 1848 [2]
  • Mrs. Anne Miners, (b. 1819), aged 29, Cornish settler from Crantock, Cornwall, UK travelling aboard the ship "Equestrian" arriving in New South Wales, Australia on 16th July 1848 [2]
  • Mr. William James Miners, (b. 1845), aged 3, Cornish settler from Truro, Cornwall, UK travelling aboard the ship "Equestrian" arriving in New South Wales, Australia on 16th July 1848 [2]
  • Mr. James Miners, (b. 1847), aged 1, Cornish settler from Truro, Cornwall, UK travelling aboard the ship "Equestrian" arriving in New South Wales, Australia on 16th July 1848 [2]
  • Mr. John Equestrian Miners, (b. 1848), aged Infant, Cornish settler born aboard the ship "Equestrian" arriving in New South Wales, Australia on 16th July 1848 [2]
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Miners Settlers in Australia in the 20th Century
  • Mr. Richard Miners, (b. 1854), aged 53, Cornish miner who immigrated to New South Wales, Australia aboard the ship "Lock Esk" convicted at Darlinghurst Gaol in 1907 [3]

Miners migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Miners Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • William Miners, aged 36, a labourer, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bebington" in 1872
  • Mr. Mark Miners, (b. 1845), aged 28, Cornish farm labourer departing on 13th May 1873 aboard the ship "Mary Shepherd" arriving in Lyttelton, Canterbury, New Zealand on 20th August 1873 [4]
  • Mrs. Sarah J. Miners, (b. 1846), aged 27, Cornish settler departing on 13th May 1873 aboard the ship "Mary Shepherd" arriving in Lyttelton, Canterbury, New Zealand on 20th August 1873 [4]
  • Miss Elizabeth J Miners, (b. 1842), aged 33, Cornish servant departing on 14th July 1875 aboard the ship "Adamant" going to Bluff or Otago, New Zealand arriving in port on 2nd December 1875 [5]
  • Elizabeth J. Miners, aged 33, a servant, who arrived in Bluff, New Zealand aboard the ship "Adamant" in 1875

Citations

  1. ^ Burke, John Bernard, The Roll of Battle Abbey. London: Edward Churton, 26, Holles Street, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, May 30). Ships' Passenger Lists of Arrivals in New South Wales on (1828 - 1842, 1848 - 1849) [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_nsw_1838_on.pdf
  3. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retreived 3rd May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_nsw_gaol_admissions.pdf
  4. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, April 30). Emigrants to Lyttelton 1858-84 [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/new_zealand_assisted.pdf
  5. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, April 30). Emigrants to other ports, 1872 - 84 [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/new_zealand_assisted.pdf
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