Minas Family History
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Minas Name Meaning
Greek: from the personal name Menas. This was a popular name among early Christians and is celebrated in the Greek Orthodox Church as the name of seven martyrs and a patriarch. The story goes that St. Menas was named by his mother for the word Amen, which she heard on conceiving him; more prosaically, it is derived from the pre-Christian Egyptian name Mena, borne by the Pharaoh Mena (or Menes) who unified Upper and Lower Egypt in 3100 bc. Spanish: from the plural of Mina.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press