Minty History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Minty 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]

Early Origins of the Minty family

The surname Minty was first found in Shropshire at Minton, a township, in the parish and union of Church-Stretton, hundred of Munslow. [2] The place name dates back to the Domesday Book of 1086 when it was first listed as Munetune. [3] There is another Minton in England. "Probably also some smaller spot in co. Northumberland. But this family has sprung from Shropshire." [4] 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]

Important Dates for the Minty family

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Minty Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Minty family (pre 1700)

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Minty migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Minty Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • George Minty, English convict from Somerset, who was transported aboard the "Asia" on July 29th, 1823, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [6]
  • Jacob Minty, English Convict from York, who was transported aboard the "Aboukir" on December 24, 1851, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [7]
  • Emma E. Minty, aged 22, a domestic servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Calabar" [8]

Minty migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Minty Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Minty, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Himalaya" arriving in Port Chalmers, Otago, New Zealand on 12th April 1874 [9]
  • Mr. Forbes Minty, (b. 1853), aged 26, British settler travelling from Plymouth aboard the ship "Stad Haarlem" arriving in Wellington, New Zealand in 1879 [10]

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)
  6. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1823 with 151 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1823
  7. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 18) Aboukir voyage to Van Diemen's Land and Norfolk Island. [These convicts appear to have all landed in Van Diemen's Land], Australia in 1851 with 280 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/aboukir/1851
  8. ^ South Australian Register Tuesday 2nd August 1853. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Calabar 1853. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/williamstuart1853.shtml.
  9. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  10. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
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