My family left England in the early 1800's. As near as I can tell two young brothers (late teens or early twenties)emigrated to Newfoundland (from the port of Poole in Dorset).
There are two separate strains of Mintys. You will note from the Forum that a lot of Mintys are from Scotland. Originating, it seems, in the Aberdeenshire area they are members of the Menzies clan (pronounced meng-us). Variations of the Menzies name include Minnus, Minton and, of course, Minty.
My family are of English origins likely taking their name from the parish of Minety in Wiltshire. Mintys appear to have spread out into mainly Oxford, Hampshire and Dorset. My GGGrandfather's headstone claims he was a native of Dorsetshire, but he appears to have been born in Ringwood, Hampshire.
One of the brothers settled in Bird Island Cove (Elliston), NF but the Minty name disappeared there around 1875. My GGGrandfather (Joseph) became a resident of Twillingate, NF where I was born. Most of the family stayed in Twillingate until the mid-1900s. Two of Joseph's grandsons moved to Massachusetts c. 1900-15. The family name lives on through them.
Female offspring seem to predominate in the Minty family so the name has gradually disappeared through marriage. My father had only one brother and he had two girls. I have two brothers and each of them had one son - I have two girls. The continuation of our family in Canada lies in the genes of my two nephews. The U.S. line of the family has many more males left in it.
Many more Minty descendants of immigrants from England do exist in Canada - many more than I would have imagined. Check white pages on-line to see how many there are. Of course, many of these people are of Scottish origins.