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


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

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Minas Family Origin

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Minas Family Occupations

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  • Farm Laborer

    33%
  • Carpenter

    17%
  • Farmer

    17%
  • Sheep Herder

    17%

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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Minas family was Sheep Herder. Farm Laborer, Carpenter and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Minas. The most common Minas occupation in the USA was Farm Laborer. 33% of Minas's were Farm Laborers.

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Between 1954 and 2004, 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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