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Early Origins of the Minnich family

The surname Minnich was first found in Austria, where the name Minnich became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. In their later history the name became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family.

Early History of the Minnich family

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Minnich Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Minnich, Minnisch, Miniwitz, Minischevits and others.

Early Notables of the Minnich family (pre 1700)

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Minnich Ranking

In the United States, the name Minnich is the 8,365th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]

United States Minnich migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Minnich Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Matthias Minnich, who made his home in Pennsylvania in 1728
  • Hans Minnich, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1754 [2]
Minnich Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Nicholas Minnich, who was naturalized in Ohio in 1809
  • Georg Minnich, who immigrated to Kentucky in 1845
  • Franz Minnich, a German mercenary who settled in America after fighting in the Revolutionary War

Contemporary Notables of the name Minnich (post 1700) +

  • Scott A Minnich, American associate professor of microbiology at the University of Idaho
  • Robert Minnich (b. 1962), American professional baseball player
  • L. Arthur Minnich (1918-1990), American historian and archivest for Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • Dr. Elizabeth Minnich, American academic, Senior Fellow, the Association of American Colleges & Universities

  1. "What are the 5,000 Most Common Last Names in the U.S.?".,
  2. 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) on Facebook