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The Minters of Norfolk

It's not known precisely how many Minter families originated in Norfolk. The largest family originated in the village of Fritton, south of Norwich and spread throughout the south-east corner of the county, finding their way to Horsham St Faith, Rackheath, Salhouse, Catton, Hellesdon, Sprowston, Ormesby St Margaret, Great Yarmouth, Southtown, Gorleston, Hassingham, Stoke Holy Cross, Wreningham, Saxlingham Thorpe, Saxlingham Nethergate, Kirstead, Hempnall, Long Stratton and Stockton. Most eventually gravitated to Norwich and Great Yarmouth.

Since this website began, previously isolated families have gradually been found to belong to the Fritton group. As a result, Fritton currently holds all the Norfolk Minter families. has the Norfolk Poll Book of 1768. No-one named Minter was listed.

The placing of families in geographical locations is normally determined by the area inhabited by the earliest generations but sometimes by the area with which a family became most closely associated.


Samuel Minter

The earliest known member of the Fritton group is Samuel Minter, who was born about 1743, married Sarah Dan in Fritton in 1768 and had eight children there. There is currently no indication of where Samuel Minter came from.

William Cossey Minter, born in Norwich about 1843, moved to Yorkshire and is the ancestor of the Hull Minters.

Maureen Lamb, Jim Mason, Liz Newberry, David Farrar, David Booty, Ian Mathias, Donna Minter, Jenny Sharpe, Maggie Roper, Colin Charman, Robert Mallory, Jan Landeg, Kevin Minter, Dean Minter, Susan Wragg, Sharon Barlow