RE: Tucker Co. WV
Lisa (re MINEAR:)
I have surname MINNIER but have corresponded with a MINNIEAR who believes that his ancestors with that spelling immigrated from West Virginia westward- he is in Iowa, and can be reached by e-mail.
MINNIER is a Pennsylvania variant of some form, said to originate on the border of France/Germany and it dates back at least to the 1700's with that particular spelling; pronounced there, "mynear."
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