Mynshull History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The ancient roots of the Mynshull family name are in the Anglo-Saxon culture. The name Mynshull comes from when the family lived in the parish of Minshull, which was located five miles from Nantwich in the county of Cheshire. The surname Mynshull belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.

Early Origins of the Mynshull family

The surname Mynshull 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] 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]

Important Dates for the Mynshull family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mynshull research. Another 104 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1359, 1686, 1643, 1686, 1560, 1627, 1638, 1728, 1608, 1674 and 1662 are included under the topic Early Mynshull History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Mynshull Spelling Variations

One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Mynshull has appeared include Minshull, Minshall, Minshaw, Mynshawe, Mynshewe and many more.

Early Notables of the Mynshull family (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 (or Minshew) (1560-1627), English lexicographer who taught languages in London, his dictionary "Guide to Tongues" provides equivalents of eleven languages and is a valuable reference...
Another 52 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Mynshull Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Mynshull family

At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Mynshull arrived in North America very early: Thomas Minshall and his wife Margaret who settled in Pennsylvania in 1682; John Minshall who settled in Philadelphia in 1823 and Richard Minshall who settled in Maryland in 1680..

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Citations

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