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Early Origins of the Miniter family

The surname Miniter 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.

Early History of the Miniter family

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Miniter Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Minster, Minsterchamber and others.

Early Notables of the Miniter family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Miniter family to the New World and Oceana

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 Miniter (post 1700)

  • Richard Miniter (1967-2017), American investigative journalist and author of articles that appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic Monthly, Newsweek, The New Republic, National Review, PJ Media, and Reader’s Digest
  • Frank Miniter (b. 1972), American executive editor of the American Hunter magazine and author of The Ultimate Man’s Survival Guide (2009), a New York Times bestseller

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