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Minas Name Meaning

Greek: from the personal name Minas from classical Greek Mēnas. 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 Saint 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. Compare Menas . Spanish: from the plural of Mina .

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

Similar surnames: Mina, Jonas, Vinas, Minhas, Milas, Ribas, Vilas, Mines, Mones, Minga

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Where is the Minas family from?

You can see how Minas families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Minas family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1861 and 1920. The most Minas families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 16 Minas families living in Quebec. This was 100% of all the recorded Minas's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Minas families in 1911.
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What did your Minas ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Fisherman was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Minas. 50% of Minas men worked as a Fisherman. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Fisherman
  • Farmer
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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Minas. 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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There are 501 military records available for the last name Minas. For the veterans among your Minas ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Minas lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Minas life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1972, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Minas in 1954 was 55, and 84 in 2004.

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