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Minifie Early Origins



The surname Minifie was first found in Devon 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 where they held estates and held a family seat at Honiton in that shire.

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Minifie Spelling Variations


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Minifie Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Minifie, Minifee, Minnifee, Minnifie, Minifey, Minnifey, Mennafee, Menifey, Menifie, Mennifie, Menefee, Menafee, Minafie and many more.

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Minifie Early History


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Minifie Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Minifie research. Another 328 words (23 lines of text) covering the years 1455, 1487, 1510, and 1600 are included under the topic Early Minifie History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Minifie Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Minifie Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Minifie 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Minifie Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • George Minifie, who arrived in Virginia in 1623
  • George Minifie, who landed in Virginia in 1623
  • Wm. Minifie, who settled in Virginia in 1639
  • Charles Minifie, who arrived in Virginia in 1643
  • Charles Minifie, who landed in Virginia in 1643
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Minifie Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • J. Minifie arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Belle Creole" in 1853
  • Elizabeth Minifie, aged 49, a dressmaker, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Adelaide" in 1858
  • Thomas Minifie, aged 22, a plumber, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Adelaide" in 1858
  • Josiah Minifie, aged 17, a painter, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Adelaide" in 1858
  • William Minifie, aged 9, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Adelaide" in 1858
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Minifie (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Minifie (post 1700)



  • Susannah Minifie Gunning (1740-1800), British novelist who wrote epistolary novels
  • Richard Pearman Minifie DSC & Two Bars (1898-1969), Australian fighter pilot and flying ace of the World War I credited with 22 aerial victories

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    2. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    3. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    4. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    5. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    7. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    8. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    9. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    10. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    11. ...

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

    This page was last modified on 7 May 2014 at 08:33.

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