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 where they held estates and held a family seat at Honiton in that shire.
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of this family name include: Minifie, Minifee, Minnifee, Minnifie, Minifey, Minnifey, Mennafee, Menifey, Menifie, Mennifie, Menefee, Menafee, Minafie and many more.
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: George Minifie, who arrived in Virginia in 1623; Elizabeth Minifee, who settled in Virginia in 1634; Wm. Minifie, who settled in Virginia in 1639; Charles Minifie, who arrived in Virginia in 1643.