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Meaning and Origin of: Miner

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First name origins & meanings:

  • Latin : Youth

Last name origin & meaning:

  • English : occupational name for someone who built mines, either for the excavation of coal and other minerals, or as a technique in the medieval art of siege warfare. The word represents an agent derivative of Middle English, Old French mine ‘mine’ (a word of Celtic origin, cognate with Gaelic mein ‘ore’, ‘mine’).