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Early Origins of the Minna family

The surname Minna 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 Minna family

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Minna 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 Minna family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Minna family to the New World and Oceana

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Thomas Minnes, who arrived in Virginia in 1651; Albert Minnes, who came to New York, NY sometime between 1663 and 1667; as well as James Minnie, who was on record in the census of Ontario, Canada of 1871..

Contemporary Notables of the name Minna (post 1700)

  • Minna Thomas Antrim (1861-1950), American writer, best remembered for her quote "Experience is a great teacher, but she sends in terrific bills"
  • Minna Canth (1844-1897), Finnish playwright

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