The name 'Minter' appears to be an English surname, and is occupational in origin . . . meaning "one who coined money," or moneyer. Early records show the name to be spelled as Mynter and Mintre. Still other spellings include Menter, Mintar, and Manter. The earliest Minters found were William le Myntere in 1221 and John Muneter in 1296. Source: W. D. Minter of Texarkana, Texas. (Genealogy researchers say that names often get corrupted in spelling as census workers, and others, put the name down as it sounds to them from hearing it verbally. TJM)
Minter is the 3,018th most popular surname in the United States; frequency is 0.004%; percentile is 57.109. Source: GPS, 1999.
Geographical distribution of the surname Minter. Since the distributions are depicted in multiple colors, it would be best if they were viewed directly at the site: http://www.hamrick.com/names/ TJM
Minter, Texas is in Lamar County, Texas, and its location is 33 degrees, 28', 14" N and 95 degrees, 23', 32" W. Source: GPS. The town is on Farm Road 196 six miles from Deport in southeastern Lamar County. It was named for Minter Parker and was originally known as Parker's Voting Box. The community was settled in 1882, when it established a post office that had semi-weekly mail until 1925. By 1884 Minter had a population of thirty, and steam cotton gin and a gristmill, church, a district school, and a general store. The town had a physician by 1892 and phone connection by 1914. In 1936 Minter had a hotel, five other businesses, and a number of scattered dwellings. From 1914 through the mid-1950s its population was estimated at 100. In 1963 Minter had a business, a cemetery, a church, and a number of scattered dwellings. In 1990 its population was estimated at seventy-eight. Source: Shannon Nunnelley. The Texas State Historical Association, 1997-98. Last updated: July 30, 1998. (It is not known at this time what connection other than a first name Minter Parker has with any of the Minter families. TJM).
Minter, Georgia is in Laurens County Georgia and its location is 32 degrees, 29', 9" N and 82 degrees, 45', 38" W. Its elevation is 234 MSL. Source: GPS. ( It is not known at this time what connection, if any, this town has with any of the Minter families. TJM).
Minter, Alabama is in Dallas County Alabama, and its location is 32 degrees, 4', 40" N and 86 degrees, 59', 37" W. Source: GPS. (It is not known at this time what connection, if any, this town has with any of the Minter families. TJM.)
Minter Washington is in Pierce County Washington, and its location is 47 degrees, 21', 44" N and 122 degrees, 41', 11" W. Source: GPS. (It is not known at this time what connection, if any, this town has with any of the Minter families. TJM)
Minter Bridge Road is in Hillsboro, Oregon, which is west of and near Portland, Oregon. The road leads to and crosses a bridge. (It is not known at this time what connection, if any, this road/bridge has with any of the Minter families.TJM)
Minter's Chapel is located on the grounds of the Dallas-Ft. Worth Airport.
There are several marked graves in the cemetery, which include the following Minters: G. W. Minter -- born August 1803, died July 31, 1887. Jane Minter -- born March 20, 1806, died July 15, 1887 (G.W.'s wife). This information courtesy of Susan Reddick, who lives in the area. It is not known at this time what connection, if any, this chapel has with any of the Minter families. TJM
Minter's Department Store in Abilene, Texas. March 1, 1900 -- W. A. Minter establishes Minter Dry Goods Co. One of the leading stores in Abilene, Minter's expands to River Oaks Shopping Cener in 1975 and to Westgate Mall in 1979. In 1974, Minter's is purchased by a Fort Worth department stor chain. All stores are now closed. The former main store downtown, built in 1926, now houses Under One Roof. Abilene Preservation League, Abilene reporter--News files. March 1, 1999. (It is not known at this time what connection, if any, this store has with any of the Minter familes. TJM).
Black/Afro-American Minters. In the larger towns and in the cities of the United States you will find several people listed in the telephone directory with the surname of Minter. More than half these Minters are black. The reason for this is when their ancestors were emancipated at the end of the Civil War they took teir owner's name. TJM.
Minter Field Air Museum in Bakersfield, California was named after Lt. Hugh C. Minter who died in a plane crash in 1932 at March Field, California. Hugh has been traced back to his grandfather Columbus Minter, who came to California in 1854 in an ox cart from Missouri. Source W. D. Minter of Texarkana, Texas.
Mary Miles Minter (b. 1902 -- d. 1984) who was born Juliet Shelby in Shreveport, Louisiana. She was a silent film star of some fame from about 1909 to 1922, and made several films. Around 1912 Juliet attracted unwanted attention from the Gerry Society, which policed child performers under the age of 16. This concerned her mother Charlotte Shelby, who hatched a plan. Charlotte had an older sister named Mary Miles, who had married Auguste Lafayette Minter, and had a daughter named Marie Miles Minter. Both Minter and her daughter had died some years before after having unknowlingly drank apple cider which had been contaminated with lethal snake venom. Charlotte appropriated the younger Minter's birth certificate and gave the 10-year-old Juliet Shelby a new idenity as a 17-year-old "midget" known as Mary Miles Minter.
In 1922 a director named William Desmond Taylor was murdered and many people thought Mary Miles Minter was implicated some way in his death, as they were lovers. She never made any more films after the director's death. Today on the Internet, a cult has grown up around Mary Miles Minter an William Desmond Taylor, and there are many pictures of Mary and listings of her films as well as a newsletter called "Taylorology." Source: Mary Miles Minter . . . Beauty Wronged, by Robert K. Klepper, Lee Enterprises. 1998. (Who was Auguste Lafayette Minter? Oliver Hunter Minter, a son of John Morgan Minter lived in/around Shreveport, Louisiana. If Auguste was related to him, he would probably be a grandson, given the time frame. I would like to know the rest of this story as it pertains to the Minters. TJM).
Minter Creek Elementary School, Gig Harbor, Washington. (It is not known what connection, if any, this school has with any of the Minter families. TJM)
Minter's Church Texas in northeastern Tarrant County was a rural settlement. It was apparently established during the 1890s, and a post office operated there from 1899 to 1905. The population was ten in 1910, and wighteen by the mid-1930s. From the late 1940s through the 1970s Muriel (which Minter's Church is now called) reported a population. Source: The Handbook of Texas Online (02-17-99). Submitted by W. D. Minter of Texarkana, Texas. (It is not known what connection, if any, Minter's Church has with any of the Minter families. TJM)
Minter's Creek, Texas is now called Johnson Creek. It was named after Col. Albert Sidney Johnson who laid out a military road along its [creek] banks. The Handbook of Texas Online (02-17-99). Submitted by W. D. Minter of Texarkana, Texas. (Minter's Creek , or Johnson Creek, is in the same vicinity as Minter's Church, or Muriel, above. It is not known at the time what connection, if any, Minter's Creek has with any of the Minter families. TJM.)
Desire Minter was one of the 102 passengers that set sail for Plymouth, MA from England on the Mayflower on 6 September 1620. She came as a part of John Carver's family. Her parents were William Minter and Sarah Willet, who were living in Leyden with other seperatists (Seperatist Church of Holland). William Minter died before 1618. Desire, who was born c1605, was about fifteen years old when she came to Plymouth on the Mayflower. She returned to England a few years after she arrived in America, and died before 1651, apparently without having married. Source: Jeremy D. Bangs, "The Pilgrims and Other English n Leiden Records: Some New Pilgrim Documents, "New England Historical and Genealogical Register. 143(1989): 195-199.
William Bradford, Of Plymouth Plantation, Ed. Samuel Morison (New YorK: Random House, 1952)
Mayflower Web pages. Caleb Johnson, Copyright 1998.
(It is not known at this time what connection, if any, Desire Minter has with the Minter families in America. TJM).
Minter Road in Buena Vista, Georgia. (This short road is in the south part of town. There is at least one Minter family living on the road. It is not know at this time what connection, if any, this road has with any of the Minter families. TJM).
Minter, California (aka Minter Village, California)(It is not known at this time what connection, if any, this town has with any of the Minter families. TJM)
Minter Gardens in British Columbia. A flower garden/complex
operated by Brian and Faye Minter of Chilliwack, BC. Gardens
visited by 150,000 people each year from around the world.
(It is not known at this time what connection, if any, these
gardens and the Minters who operate them have with the
Minter families in the United States. An inquiry went
Minter Residence is named for George W. Minter. This twelve-room,
two-story dwelling is one of the last pioneer
residential structures in downtown Santa Ana, California. It dates back
to 1877. The home is located directly opposite
the city's first public park, Birch Park, named in honor of Albert W. Birch,
a relative of the Minter family. The home has been restored to its elegant
appearance of more than a century ago by its new owner and is on the
National Register of Historic Places. (It is not known at this time what
relation these Minters have with any the better known Minter families.TJM)
The name of Minter creates an overly-sensitive nature which causes you to sense and feel far more than you can understand or put into words. You have a deep, artistic, and creative side which shows through a love for music and literature. Writing in a more natural mode of expression for your deeper thoughts and feeling than the spoken word. You have an ability to concentrate and work intently on anything which holds your interest. However, you prefer to avoid routine, monotony, and mental tasks. You enjoy the out-of-doors and find your greatest peace and relaxation from the beauty and harmony of nature. You prefer to limit your friendships and associations to those who share your interests and appreciate your quiet, refined ways. Others, often find it difficult to understand you. Your feelings tend to build up within you and, if you cannot release themthrough a creative, constructive channel, you could suffer with frustration, moods, and much inner turmoil. This name causes tension in the region of the solar plexus, as well as the heart and lungs. Health problems would centre in those areas of the body.
Minter, the brief analysis of this baby name is not complete. There are many additional factors (nicknames, last name, names and initials in your business signature, and birthdate, etc.) to be considered or that affect your personality and life.
Minter Ranch in San Diego County California was the site of the only contact between the Union and Confederate forces in the Far West during the Civil War. See The Affair at Minter's Ranch, by Bill Virden, at this web site: