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This site was launched in 2006 and is still growing; on 22 July 2016 the number of individuals in the site is 32,345, up from 23,448 in July 2015 (go to Statistics for a breakdown by location). The information presented is as accurate as possible. Please tell me if you think changes are needed. One of the main purposes of the site is to encourage the exchange of information about Minters everywhere so please get in touch with me.

Most Minter families originated in Kent, Suffolk, Norfolk, Essex and London. Following the links below will take you to a page devoted to each of these main locations.

If you don't know where to start try using the search box above.

To visit a website containing a collection of Suffolk and Essex photos, click here (opens in new window).

Many interesting references to Australian Minters can be found in the Trove newspaper archive (opens in new window).

The National Probate Calendar 1861 - 1966 contains a wealth of information about grants of probate (but you have to be an Ancestry subscriber) (opens in a new window).

The Workhouse is a website full of fascinating information about Workhouses (opens in a new window).

James Minter, a member of the 'North Suffolk Minters', has published a book called The Unexpected Consequences of Iron Overload. James has haemochromatosis, otherwise known as iron overload, and the book is a spoof thriller which James hopes will help raise funds for the Haemochromatosis Society. A revised and updated second edition was released in 2016. It's available from Amazon.

To contact James click here

March 2015: Peter Minter, of the 'Ipswich Minters', has published 'The Brickmaker's Tale'. It's about the history of brick making in Bulmer, Suffolk, which dates back to 1450 and is the only place in the UK still making bricks using this method. The book is available from Kestrel Bookshop in Sudbury, priced £30. To find out more, visit

10 October 2015: Colin Stewart and Hazel Virtue were married in Dunbar, Scotland. Some photos taken at the wedding can be seen here.

 Follow Twitter to get information about site updates but click What's New to see the most recently updated individuals and families. For a record of earlier updates, click here

Minter stories - click on the links below to read personalised family histories:

     The Minters of Boxted, Essex by Darren Bedingfield

     The Minters of Great Horkesley, Essex by John Minter

     The Minters of Eyke, Suffolk by Graham Minter

     The Hedley - Peck - Minter migration to Australia by Helen Connell

     Eliza Minter of Palgrave, Suffolk and her children by Richard Moore

The Hunsleys - are related to the Minters via the 2011 marriage of John Hunsley and Erica Minter. John is a member of the 'Lincolnshire Hunsleys' (which actually originated in Yorkshire) but rather than expand the Great Horkesley tree, the Hunsleys can be found on this site in their own tree. I'm indebted to Stephen 'Doc' Hunsley for his help in putting the Hunsley tree together.

Scrapbooks - Click for an index to the Minter picture collections.

Waifs & strays - I am looking for information about these people. Can you help?

Certificate Exchange - Swap BMD certificates with other people.

 Minters in Australia - the story of Minters who left England for Australia.

Minters in America - 7 September 2015. The Church Inn, Ludlow, Shropshire was the venue for an historic meeting between Clifton and Diana Minter of Alabama, USA (below, left) and Pauline and John Minter of Shropshire, England (below, right).

Clifton and John have collaborated and with a lot of help from other sources, the site now includes a section for American Minters. More work is needed but to get to the individual identified so far as possibly the ancestor of the American Minter clan, click on Richard Minter, born about 1570

Thomas J Minter, author of 'The Minters of Pine Forest' has placed a collection of Minter-related photographs on-line.

Minters by adoption - a small collection of families which have adopted the surname Minter.

World War 1 Service Records - a list of Service Records for Minters who served in the First World War.

Explanatory notes - an explanation of some of the conventions used on this site.

To protect the identity of living people only their names are given. If anyone objects to their name appearing on this site they should inform me and I will remove it.

If you have any questions, comments or would like to share research with me, please contact me. I look forward to hearing from you.

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