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Where did the English Minar family come from? What is the English Minar family crest and coat of arms? When did the Minar family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Minar family history?Minar is a name that was brought to England by the ancestors of the Minar family when they migrated to the region after the Norman Conquest in 1066. The Minar family lived in Herefordshire. Occupational 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.
Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence in the eras before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate regularly changed the spellings of their names as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Minar have been found, including Mynors, Minors, Miners, Mynor, Myner, Miner and others.
First found in Herefordshire where they held a family seat from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Minar research. Another 205 words(15 lines of text) covering the years 1066, 1500, 1720, 1609, 1677, 1654, 1660, 1608, 1690 and 1629 are included under the topic Early Minar History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 93 words(7 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Minar Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
For many English families, the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. For such families, the shores of Ireland, Australia, and the New World beckoned. They left their homeland at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. Many arrived after the long voyage sick, starving, and without a penny. But even those were greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. Numerous English settlers who arrived in the United States and Canada at this time went on to make important contributions to the developing cultures of those countries. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Minar were among those contributors:
Minar Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The Minar Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Minar 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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