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The Minto surname was a habitational name taken from a place so named, in Shropshire. The placed name Minton is derived from the Welsh word "mynydd" meaning "hill," and the Old English word "tun," meaning "enclosure," or "settlement." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)


Minto Early Origins



The surname Minto was first found in Shropshire at Minton, a township, in the parish and union of Church-Stretton, hundred of Munslow. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
The place name dates back to the Domesday Book of 1086 when it was first listed as Munetune. [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
There is another Minton in England. "Probably also some smaller spot in co. Northumberland. But this family has sprung from Shropshire." [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
The earliest record of the family was Walter de Muneton who was listed in the Select Pleas of the Forest for Shropshire in 1209. A few years later, Richard de Minton was listed in the Assize Rolls of Shropshire in 1221. [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)

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Minto Spelling Variations


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Minto Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Minton, Mineton, Mindton, Mindtown and others.

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Minto Early History


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Minto Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Minto research. Another 173 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Minto History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Minto Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Minto Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Minto Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Walter Minto, who landed in America in 1786

Minto Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Harry M Minto, who arrived in Mobile, Ala in 1902

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Contemporary Notables of the name Minto (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Minto (post 1700)



  • John Minto IV (1822-1915), American pioneer from Wylam, England who settled as a prominent sheep farmer in Oregon and became a four-time Member of the Oregon House of Representatives (1862, 1868, 1880 and 1890)
  • Harry Percy Minto (1864-1915), American Superintendent of the Oregon State Penitentiary (1914-1915), killed by an escaped inmate
  • Brian Matthew Minto (b. 1975), American professional heavyweight and cruiserweight boxer with 36 career wins
  • John W. Minto, American Republican politician, Postmaster at Portland, Oregon, 1904-09
  • Dorothy Minto (1886-1957), English actor on the London stage between 1905 and the early 1930s
  • Scott Christopher Minto (b. 1971), English former footballer from Heswall
  • Bruce Minto, Scottish co-founder of Dickson Minto, a leading Scottish law firm in 1985
  • William Minto (1845-1893), Scottish man of letters from Auchintoul, Aberdeenshire
  • Francesco Minto (b. 1987), Italian rugby union player, member of the Italian national team
  • Scott Minto (b. 1978), Australian former professional rugby league footballer from Rockhampton, Queensland
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Pro Deo et patria
Motto Translation: For God and country.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  2. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  3. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  4. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  5. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)

Other References

  1. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  2. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  3. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  4. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  5. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  6. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  7. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  8. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  9. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  10. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  11. ...

The Minto Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Minto 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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