Meaning and Origin of Miner - FamilyEducation

Meaning and Origin of: Miner

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Boy name origins & meanings:

  • Latin : Youth

Family name origins & meanings:

  • 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’).