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The name Minshall is of Anglo-Saxon origin and came from when a family lived in the parish of Minshull, which was located five miles from Nantwich in the county of Cheshire. The surname Minshall belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.

Minshall Early Origins



The surname Minshall was first found in Cheshire at Minshull Vernon. "The manor belonged anciently to the Vernons, from whom it passed to the family of Aldeton, sometimes called Oldington and Oulton; it was subsequently divided among the Starkies, Newtons, and Minshulls." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Later some of the family were found at Alsager, again in Cheshire. "The manor [of Alsager] was at an early period in the possession of the Vernon family, and subsequently in that of the family of Minshull." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Minshall Spelling Variations


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Minshall Spelling Variations



Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Minshall family name include Minshull, Minshall, Minshaw, Mynshawe, Mynshewe and many more.

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Minshall Early History


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Minshall Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Minshall research. Another 205 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1359, 1686, 1643, 1686 and 1617 are included under the topic Early Minshall History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Minshall Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Minshall Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of the family at this time include Richard Minshull or Minshall (died 1686), an English academic, Master of Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge (1643-1686); and John Minsheu (c.1617)...

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

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Minshall surname or a spelling variation of the name include :

Minshall Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Richard Minshall who settled in Maryland in 1680
  • Richard Minshall, who arrived in Maryland in 1680
  • Thomas Minshall and his wife Margaret who settled in Pennsylvania in 1682
  • Thomas Minshall, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1682
  • Rachel Minshall, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1697
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Minshall Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Minshall who settled in Philadelphia in 1823

Minshall Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Alfred J. Minshall, aged 28, who settled in America from Liverpool, England, in 1907
  • Josiah Minshall, aged 22, who landed in America from Stoke, England, in 1907
  • Sarah Minshall, aged 26, who emigrated to the United States from Birkenhead, England, in 1910
  • George H. Minshall, aged 21, who landed in America from Wolverhampter, England, in 1911
  • Ivy Muriel Minshall, aged 4, who settled in America from Birkenhead, England, in 1911
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Minshall Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Mary Minshall, aged 21, a domestic servant, arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Nimroud"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Minshall (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Minshall (post 1700)



  • Thaddeus Armstrong Minshall (1834-1908), Republican politician from Ohio
  • James Edward "Jim" Minshall (b. 1947), former Major League Baseball pitcher
  • William Edwin Minshall Jr. (1911-1990), Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Ohio
  • William Edwin Minshall Jr. (1911-1990), American Republican politician, Member of Ohio State House of Representatives, 1939-40
  • William A. Minshall, American politician, Delegate to Illinois State Constitutional Convention from Schuyler County, 1847
  • Stanley C. Minshall, American politician, Mayor of St. Petersburg, Florida, 1951
  • Deloss W. Minshall, American politician, U.S. Collector of Internal Revenue for the 7th Indiana District, 1879
  • Barbara J. Minshall (b. 1953), Canadian Thoroughbred racehorse trainer and owner, recipient of the 1996 Sovereign Award

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  2. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  3. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  4. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  5. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  6. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  7. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  8. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  9. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  10. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  11. ...

The Minshall Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Minshall Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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