This site was launched in 2006 and is still growing; on 7 December 2021 the number of individuals in the site is 38,805, up from 36,610 in December 2019 (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.
Paul Minter, a member of the "Woolwich Minters", is the founder of Head Up. Head Up is a UK charity set up by four veterans, intending to promote mental health awareness for UK Armed Forces. In October 2022 Paul completed a 5,000-mile run around the UK coastline. In the process he raised more than £400,000 for the charity. The charity's website is at Head Up.
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.
Features Minter stories - click on the links below to read personalised family histories:
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.
The Worleys - are related to the Minters via the 2019 marriage of Phil Worley and Helen Minter. Phil's family originated in Buckinghamshire and has been traced back to the 16th century.
Scrapbooks - Click for an index to the Minter picture collections.
Waifs & strays - I am looking for information about these people. Can you help?
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
Explanatory notes - an explanation of some of the conventions used on this site.
If you have any questions or comments about the information on this site, please contact us. We look forward to hearing from you.
February 2023: as a result of extensive research Wendy Hadley has discovered a link between the 'North Suffolk Minters' and the 'Whitstable Minters'. The link was formed in 1825 when Francis Edwards married Elizabeth Mary Minter. This is a major discovery, representing one of the very few known links between the many discrete Minter groups on Minter Exchange. Thankyou Wendy!
Some famous Minters you'll find on this site
Alan Minter, World Middleweight boxing champion in 1980.