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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Minto

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  • A submission from Ohio, United States says the name Minto means "Hill" and is of Scottish origin.
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Notable Persons Named Minto

Minto is an athlete for the Brothers Union.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Minto

the Earl of Minto was a Governor General of Canada, Viceroy of IndiaViceroy, and Governor-General of India. the was born on July 9th, 1845 in Mayfair. He breathed his last breath on March 1st, 1914.


Brian Minto is a boxer. Brian was born on January 27th, 1975 in Butler, Pennsylvania, U.S.


Scott Minto is a soccer player for the Charlton Athletic F.C., Chelsea F.C., S.L. Benfica, West Ham United F.C., Rotherham United F.C., and England national under-21 football team. Scott was born on August 6th, 1971 in Bromborough.


Harry Minto was a law enforcement. Harry was born on October 16th, 1864 in Salem, Oregon. He passed away on September 27th, 1915.


Abid was born on February 3rd, 1932 in Murree. Abid is also known as Abid Minto.


John Minto was a Member of the Oregon House of Representatives. John was born on October 10th, 1822 in Wylam. He left this life on February 25th, 1915.


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Popularity of Minto as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Minto U.S.
  White 70.42% 64.26%
  African American 21.59% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 2.05% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.39% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.66% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.88% 16.26%

Of Last Name Minto

People with the last name Minto are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Minto

  • How Popular is the name Minto? As a last name Minto was the 16,071st most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Minto first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Minto is Monday, May 14th, 1877.
  • How unique is the name Minto? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Minto. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Minto: Your name in reverse order is Otnim. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Mnoit. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Minto? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,802 people with the last name Minto.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Minto? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Minto as their last name since less than 1 person in 164k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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