INDEX · THOMAS MINOR · 2nd GENERATION · 3rd GENERATION · 4th GENERATION · 5th GENERATION · 6th GENERATION · CITATIONS
THE MINOR-MINER FAMILIES
(1608 Chew Magna, Somerset County, England - 1690 Stonington, CT, USA)
emigrated about 1629-30 to New England where he has become the progenitor of many descendants.
Many of those surnamed Minor or Miner living in the United States are descendants of this Thomas
of Chew Magna, Somerset, England. The surname possibly arose
from lead mining in the nearby Mendip Hills.
Stonington Founders Monument
There are other Miner/Minor families in the United States which do not appear to be related to Thomas of Chew Magna. Patriarchs of these families include:
There are also families of unproven/unknown origin that appear in census listings and town records.
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Genealogy by Genetics:
Tiny chemical Markers on the Y chromosome create a distinctive pattern that can indicate relatedness
between two men, though not the exact degree of the relationship. Y chromosome testing may be used
by men with the same last name to learn if they share a common ancestor. More detailed information
about DNA, Y chromosome testing and test results may be found in
DNA 102, and
Family Tree DNA is offering such testing. A y-DNA study to connect males of the Miner surname and its variants was initiated in March 2005. Results.
Ancestry also has web pages for DNA testing.
Initiated July 1998. Updated 16 August 2014.
Copywrite by Peter R Miner 1998, 2014.
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