Minor Family History

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Minor Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Miner. German: nickname, meaning ‘small(er)’, from Latin minor ‘less’, ‘smaller’. French: nickname meaning ‘younger’, from the same word as in 2.

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

Similar surnames: Menor, Milnor, Miner, Manor, Mino, Hiner, Mainor, Viner, Mentor

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Minor Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Minor name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Minor. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Germanic Europe


  • Benin/Togo


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Minor Family Origin

Where is the Minor family from?

Minor Family Occupations

What did your Minor ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Minor occupation in Canada was Farmer. 38% of Minor's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Minor family was Going To School. Farmer, Labourer and Cooper were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Minor.

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  • Farmer

  • Labourer

  • Cooper

  • Going To School


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

Minor Historical Records

What Minor family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 111,000 census records available for the last name Minor. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Minor 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Minor. 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 31,000 military records available for the last name Minor. For the veterans among your Minor ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Minor Life Expectancy

What is the average Minor lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Minor life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Minor in 1941 was 34, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Minor

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Minor 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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