The English surname Minton is an habitational name from a place in Shropshire, so named from the Welsh term mynydd meaning “hill” and the Old English term tun meaning “enclosure, or settlement.” The village of Minton is located near the town of Church Stretton in Shropshire. The first recording is in the county of Northumberland, although generally early recordings are from the Shropshire region. These recordings include: Jordan de Minton, in the Pipe Rolls of Northumberland in the year 1169, Peter de Mineton in the Hundred Rolls of Shropshire in 1272, and later Samuel Minton in London in 1744. Herbert Minton (1793-1858) was the manufacturer of the Minton porcelain.
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