I am trying to find when the Minetts/Mynetts/Minots came into Gloucestershire. From the research I have done it is clear that the name was common in the eastern part of England (Cambridgeshire,Kent,London) as early as 1200. Did one of them go into the West Midlands? If so, who and when? If you would like a copy of these early and unrelated Minets/Minots/Mynetts- a list of names and references, let me know and I will e mail it to you.(MS Word) This suggests that the "m" and the n" and the "t" is consistent, and the vowels vary. My own interest is in Worcestershire. My unsubstantiated speculation is that since there are more Minets in Gloucestershire (per IGI) than anywhere else a cadet branch went from Gloucestershire into Herefordshire and Worcestershire. But that is speculation.