The surname Minish was first found in Dorset 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 when they held estates in that shire.
Important Dates for the Minish family
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Migration of the Minish family
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: William Minterne who settled in Virginia in 1634; John Minster, who arrived in Maryland in 1666; James Minster, who arrived in Virginia in 1673; and Robert Minster, who came to Baltimore in 1831..
Contemporary Notables of the name Minish (post 1700)
Joseph George Minish (1916-2007), American Democratic Party politician, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New Jersey (1963-1985)