The ancestors of the Mynor family brought their name to England
in the wave of migration after the Norman Conquest
of 1066. They lived in Herefordshire
names frequently were derived from the principal object associated with the activity of the original bearer, such as tools or products. In this case, this surname likely also was derived from the trade name for a miner.
Early Origins of the Mynor family
The surname Mynor was first found in Herefordshire
. "This gallant Norman family appears to have been rewarded by grants of land in Herefordshire. Certain it is that the estate of Treago in that county has been held by the family of Mynors from the era of the Conquest even to the present day, [c.1880] being now possessed by Peter Rickards Mynors Esq., who also represents the great and historic house of Baskerville of Erdesley, and derives in direct descent from the royal line of Plantagenet. " CITATION[CLOSE]
Burke, John Bernard, The Roll of Battle Abbey. London: Edward Churton, 26, Holles Street, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Mynor family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mynor research.Another 104 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1066, 1500, 1720, 1501, 1609, 1677, 1654, 1660, 1608, 1690 and 1629 are included under the topic Early Mynor History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Mynor Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred
years the English language had no fixed system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations
occurred commonly in Anglo Norman surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Mynor were recorded, including Mynors, Minors, Miners, Mynor, Myner, Miner and others.
Early Notables of the Mynor family (pre 1700)
Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Richard Miners, English politician, High Sheriff
in 1501; Thomas Minors (1609-1677), an English merchant and politician who sat in the House of Commons... Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Mynor Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Mynor family to the New World and Oceana
The unstable environment in England
at this time caused numerous families to board ships and leave in search of opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad in places like Ireland
, and particularly the New World. The voyage was extremely difficult, however, and only taken at great expense. The cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels caused many to arrive diseased and starving, not to mention destitute from the enormous cost. Still opportunity in the emerging nations of Canada and the United States was far greater than at home and many went on to make important contributions to the cultures of their adopted countries. An examination of many early immigration records reveals that people bearing the name Mynor arrived in North America very early:
Mynor Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Anne Mynor and her husband who settled in Virginia in 1637
Mynor Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Joseph Mynor, who arrived in Texas in 1850-1906 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)
Mynor Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Elizabeth Mynor, English convict from Middlesex, who was transported aboard the "Amphitrite" on August 21, 1833, settling in New South Wales, Australia CITATION[CLOSE]
State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Amphitrite voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1833 with 99 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/amphitrite/1833