Mina Family History

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Mina Name Meaning

Portuguese: ethnic name for someone from or who had been to the (Costa da) Mina in Africa. Spanish: habitational name from any of the numerous places named Mina, La Mina, from Spanish and Portuguese mina ‘mine’. Greek: variant of Minas. Muslim: from a personal name based on Arabic mina?h ‘gifts’, ‘favors’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Mira, Minas, Pina, Mona, Vina, Cina, Mena, Mino, Lina, Bina

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Mina Family Origin

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Mina Family Occupations

What did your Mina ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Mina occupation in the USA was Farmer. 50% of Mina's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Mina family was Carpenter. Farmer, Blacksmith and Brick And Stone Mason were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Mina.

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  • Farmer

  • Blacksmith

  • Brick And Stone Mason

  • Carpenter


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Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Mina ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Mina Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Mina. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mina census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Mina. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 791 military records available for the last name Mina. For the veterans among your Mina ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Mina Life Expectancy

What is the average Mina lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Mina life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Mina in 1942 was 29, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Mina

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Mina ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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