Minet History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Minet family

The surname Minet was first found in Kent where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Norman influence of English history dominated after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. The family name was first referenced in the 12th century when they held estates in that county. The family is thought to come from Cotes du Nord in Normandy.

Important Dates for the Minet family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Minet research. Another 156 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1191, 1201, 1510, 1600, 1043, 1401, 1534, 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Minet History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Minet Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Mignot, Minot, Miniot, Minnot, Minnitt, Minett, Minitt, Minet, Mignott, Mynett, Minette, Minnett, Minard, Minaud, Miniot, Miniott, Mynott, Mynot, Minott, Minot and many more.

Early Notables of the Minet family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Minet family to Ireland

Some of the Minet 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.

Minet migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Minet Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • J. Minet, who settled in St. John's, Newfoundland in 1832 [1]

Minet migration to Australia

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

Minet Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

Minet 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:

Minet Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Joseph Minet, aged 38, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bolton" in 1840
  • Amie Ann Minet, aged 31, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bolton" in 1840
  • Emily Minet, aged 4, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bolton" in 1840
  • Susan Minet, aged 2, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bolton" in 1840
  • Stephanie Minet, aged 1, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bolton" in 1840
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Citations

  1. ^ Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  2. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 27) Andromeda voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1832 with 186 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/andromeda/1832
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