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Minion History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The original Gaelic form of Minion was O Mainnin.

Early Origins of the Minion family


The surname Minion was first found in County Galway (Irish: Gaillimh) part of the province of Connacht, located on the west coast of the Island.

Early History of the Minion family


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Minion Spelling Variations


Numerous spelling variations of the surname Minion exist. A partial explanation for these variants is that ancient scribes and church officials recorded names as they were pronounced, often resulting in a single person being recorded under several different spellings. Different spellings that were found include Mannion, O'Mannin, O'Mannion, Mannyan, Mennon and many more.

Early Notables of the Minion family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Minion family to the New World and Oceana


The 19th century saw a great wave of Irish migrating out of their homeland in a great measure due to the oppressive imperial policies of the English government and landowners. Many of these Irish families sailed to North America aboard overcrowded passenger ships. By far, the largest influx of Irish immigrants to North America occurred with Great Potato Famine during the late 1840s. These particular immigrants were instrumental in creation of the United States and Canada as major industrial nations because the many essential elements such as the roadways, canals, bridges, and railways required an enormous quantity of cheap labor, which these poor immigrants provided. Later generations of Irish in these countries also went on to make valuable contributions in such fields as the arts, commerce, politics, and education. Extensive research into immigration and passenger lists has revealed many early immigrants bearing the name Minion:

Minion Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Jacob Minion, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1807 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Jonathan Minion, who landed in Pike County, Ind in 1882 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Jane Minion, aged 24, who landed in America, in 1894
  • Stephen Minion, aged 20, who emigrated to the United States, in 1894
  • Stephen H. Minion, aged 2, who landed in America, in 1894
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Minion Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Annie Minion, aged 26, who settled in America from London, England, in 1907
  • Lester Minion, aged 22, who emigrated to America, in 1923
  • Florence Louisa Minion, aged 22, who emigrated to the United States from Derby, England, in 1924

Contemporary Notables of the name Minion (post 1700)


  • Joseph Minion, American film director and screenwriter
  • Frederick "Fred" Minion, English professional footballer in the 1900s

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Citations


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

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