Mink History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Mink family

The surname Mink was first found in Bedfordshire (Old English: Bedanfordscir), located in Southeast-central England, formerly part of the Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Mercia, 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 year 1202 when Minna held estates in that shire.

Early History of the Mink family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mink research. Another 193 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1327, 1492, 1st , 1609, 1642, 1665, 1455, 1487, 1094, 1184, 1558, 15b), 1625, 1666, 1599 and 1671 are included under the topic Early Mink History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Mink Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Minn, Minns, Mynn, Mynns, Myn, Min, Mynne, Menne, Minnes, Ming, Ming, Mink, Menn, Mence, Minne, Meny, Mynne, Meene, Mean and many more.

Early Notables of the Mink family (pre 1700)

Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Mink Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

United States Mink migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Mink Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Anders Classon Mink, who arrived in Delaware in 1641 [1]
  • Anders Mink, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1693 [1]
  • Paul Mink, who landed in Delaware in 1693 [1]
Mink Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Hans Hendrig Mink, who landed in New York in 1709 [1]
  • Hendrig Mink, who arrived in New York in 1709 [1]
Mink Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Henry Mink, aged 40, who landed in Missouri in 1840 [1]
  • John Henry Mink, aged 28, who landed in Missouri in 1845 [1]
  • John C Mink, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1854 [1]
  • Peter Mink, who landed in Mobile County, Ala in 1855 [1]
  • R B Mink, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1860 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Mink (post 1700) +

  • James Mink, American son of a freed American slave who became a millionaire in Toronto, Canada in the 1850s, his daughter Mary married an American and was sold into slavery to be later rescued by her father, inspiration of the movie Captive Heart: The James Mink Story
  • Louis O. Mink (1921-1983), American philosopher of history
  • Patsy Matsu Takemoto Mink (1927-2002), American politician, Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs (1977-1978)
  • Ben Mink (b. 1951), Canadian songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer
  • Wilhelm Mink, German fighter pilot and flying ace in the Luftwaffe, during World War II, credited with 72 aerial victories, awarded the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

  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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