Minas Family History

14-Day Free Trial


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

Ready to discover your family story?

Simply start with a family member and we'll do the searching for you.

Minas Family Origin

Where is the Minas family from?

Minas Family Occupations

What did your Minas ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Seamstress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Minas. 40% of Minas men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Minas women worked as a Seamstress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Minas were Clerk and Laborer

View Census data for Minas | Data not to scale

United States shown, England data unavailable

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Proprietor
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Seamstress
  • Saleslady
  • Housework
  • Laborer

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

Minas Historical Records

What Minas family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Minas. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Minas census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search UK census records for Minas

Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Minas. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

View all Minas immigration records

Draft Card

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.

View all Minas military records

You've only scratched the surface of Minas family history.

Minas Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Minas

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Minas 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.

Famous Minas Family Ancestors

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in your family tree

Famous ancestors img
Look up another name

14-Day Free Trial